Maria Pomianowska & Hossain Alizadeh
Maria Pomianowska & Hossain Alizadeh
Maria Pomianowska, Hossain Alizadeh and Ensembless


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  • country:Poland
  • style(s):World, Persian Classical
  • label:not signed
  • type:Small Ensemble
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:ArtHorse

Line up

  • Hossain Alizadeh (shurangiz, compositions)
  • Maria Pomianowska (vocal, suka, fiddle, compositions)


Maria Pomianowska (Poland) Assistant Professor of Musical Arts, multiinstrumentalist, vocalist, composer and teacher. Professor of the Academy of Music in Cracow and director of the Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival. As a student she was granted scholarship to learn sarangi under the guidance of maestros Ustad Sabir Khan and P.Ram Narayan in India. Since 1984 she has studied the unique techniques of playing European and Asian instruments. She has traveled to India, China, Korea, Japan and the Middle East. In 1994 she worked with prof. Ewa Dahlig and luthier Andrzej Kuczkowski on a successful reconstruction of two Polish folk string instruments, which have not been preserved to present times – Biłgoraj suka and Płock fiddle. Pomianowska has given concerts all over the world for the past 30 years.She performed with world-famous artists: Yo-Yo Ma, Boris Grebenshchikov, Ram Narayan, Fazal Qureshi, Gil Goldstein, Gonzalo Rubelcaba, Branford Marsalis, and others. She has released 23 solo albums, many of which have received international awards. Her last CD "The Voice of Suka" immediately found itself on prestigious British list-Top of the World typed by Songlines Magazine.

Hossein Alizadeh is one Iran’s most prominent composer/ instrumentalists. His innovative yet authentic approach to almost every aspect of classical Persian music, has continued ever since in the early 70s his first publically performed composition took the entire Persian music scene by storm. Since then his influence on his contemporary master musicians as well as an almost entire younger generation of Iranian musicians grew ever deeper introducing new patterns, sounds, rhythmic structures and even new instruments such as the Shoorangiz and Sallaneh. Throughout his long career Alizadeh has set new standards in almost every genre of music, orchestral, ensemble, solo, film, regional, instrumental, vocal, musicals and cross cultural collaborations. In 2006, he was nominated for a Grammy in the Best World Music Album category for Endless Vision, a collaborative album with Armenian maestro Djivan Gasparyan. In short, Alizadeh’s innovative approach in music while remaining firmly in touch with his roots, his strong sense of social justice, his outspoken views against injustices of all types, his tireless efforts to preserve and promote Persian music and his modesty and humility has turned him in to an iconic figure in Iran. A true lliving legend.