The Lian Ensemble




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The Lian Ensemble

The Lian Ensemble is a group of virtuoso performers and composers. Their powerful compositions fuse the Mystical Persian musical heritage with the contemporary sensibilities of Contemporary Jazz. Combining a unique musical vision with dauntless dedication to experimentation, they create a synthesis of mystical world music composed of traditional and folk melodies and instruments. Their "Brilliance " has been praised by John Schneider of KPFK radio.

The Lian Ensemble members

The Lian Ensemble is comprised of world-renowned musicians whose diverse and uniquely versatile musical styles lend to this rare blend of Mystical world music. Their music flows effortlessly between a diverse range of styles and traditions, while fearlessly forging a path and sound that is all their own.

After much collaboration, the musicians have acquired the requisite knowledge of Persian music, and each adds their own distinctive rhythmic sounds to compositions, creating an exciting mix of melodies that go beyond the stylistic boundaries.

The Lian Ensemble performance

In performance, The Lian Ensemble ever evolving repertoire of creative original music is expanded, rearranged, and examined with exploratory eyes at each and every concert.

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Country United States
City Los Angeles
State/Province California
Performer Type Musical Act

8 responses to “The Lian Ensemble”

  1. John says:

    “Best world music/recombinant artist” Lawma 2004 & 2005
    – John Payne, LA Weekly

  2. Don says:

    “Gifted World Music Group” – Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

  3. New sound says:

    “The Lian Ensemble… World Class Persian Musicians” – New sound Music

  4. Jim says:

    “The Lian Ensemble is absolutely soulful” – Jim Brenholts, author of “Tracks Across the Universe”

  5. Gavriel says:

    “The Lian Ensemble features the best Iranian musicians in the West” – GAVRIEL FISKE, The Jerusalem Post

  6. Los Angeles Times says:

    “Painstakingly structured compositions with pounding rhythms” — Los Angeles Times

  7. Laurel says:

    “combining intricate musical structure with an evocative blend of traditional and original compositions” — Laurel Fishman,

  8. Laurel says:

    “The Lian Ensemble’s concert was an exhilarating highlight of the triannual World Festival of Sacred Music” – Laurel Fishman,

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