The recipient of the 12h Bita Prize for Persian Arts is the acclaimed musician Kayhan Kalhor.
Kayhan is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh, who, through his many musical collaborations, has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West and is a creative force in today’s music scene. In his efforts at popularizing and advancing Persian traditional music, Kayhan has already left an indelible mark in the musical and cultural spheres worldwide. He also has the unique ability to not only uphold the tradition of Persian classical music but at the same time to engage in dialogue with artists and audiences. Read more here.
Photo credit: Roozbeh Jafarzadeh