Shahyar, Golnar

Golnar Shahyar is an Iranian/Canadian singer of the bands, Golnar & Mahan, Aseman, Vienna World Orchestra and her solo act GOLNAR.

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Born and raised in Tehran at the time of Iran-Iraq war, Golnar Shahyar is a singer, multi instrumentalist, composer and lyricist based in Vienna, Austria. At 16 she moved with her family to Canada and got her bachelor degree in Biology from York university in Toronto. Her passion for music and singing led her to Vienna in 2008 and a year after that, she started her studies in jazz singing and guitar at the university of music and performing arts Vienna. With her different projects, she is one of the pioneers of mixing Iranian music with jazz and improvised music. Her bands Sormeh and Choub were nominated as the New Austrian Sound of Music (NASOM). She got three times the nomination for Austrian World Music Awards with her different projects and her music with her trio Sormeh made it to the top ten in the world music charts in Europe. Since a few years she has been touring internationally with her different projects playing in many well known jazz and world music festivals and venues world wide. Her new album of her tiro GOLNAR & MAHAN is going to be released in November 25, 2017

participating in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016


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