Iranian Musician Kayhan Kalhor Wins globalFEST Artist Award

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 12:13

Kayhan Kalhor, an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (spiked fiddle), has won the Artist Award of the globalFEST, North America’s most important world music industry event.

According to an ISNA report, the Artist Award is one of the three main awards of the festival, which is presented to those artists who have made a lasting impression in the U.S., their homeland or around the world.

“We are delighted to honor three arts leaders at the globalFEST 2020 Awards, Kayhan Kalhor, Tom Schnabel and Lisa Stafford,” the organizers wrote in a statement published on January 12.

Four-time Grammy Award nominee Kalhor has won several awards at Iranian and international music events.

He won the Artist Award at the WOMEX Awards, the World Music Expo, in Finland, last August.

He was also one of the two winners of the Isaac Stern Human Spirit Award at the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition in August 2018, according to Tehran Times.

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