Fajr International Music Festival

Fajr International Music Festival ( جشنوارهٔ موسیقی فجر ) is Iran's most prestigious Music Festival founded in 1986. The festival is affiliated with UNESCO and includes national and international competition sections.

Since its establishment, many musicians from several countries like Austria, Germany, France participated in the event. The festival have enjoyed a strong presence of Asian countries as well.

The 22nd Fajr International Music Festival was held in January 2007. The annual event was attended by 1,200 domestic and foreign artists performing different pieces in various categories International and Folk Music, Classical Music and Youth and Women Music. A total of 126 performances were made during the 10-day festival.

24th Festival: Dec, 2008, Tehran Iran

Winners of Music Composition Section

  • Nima Hamidi for String Quartet No.1 "Obur"
  • Amir-Sadeq Kanjani for "Iranian,"
  • Afarin Mansouri for "Fallen Soldier"
  • Saman Samadi for "Night Broker,"
  • Sara Lesan for "Motion Continues,"
  • Amir-Bahador Sadafian for "Mr. Winter Died."

    21st Festival

    Plaques of honor

  • Mahmud Farahmand
  • Yusef Purya
  • Khosro Rahimian, and violist
  • Fereidun Zarrinbal
  • Yusef Ashrafi
  • Maziar Heidari
  • Shahram Tavakkoli

    Golden Chang

  • Herbert Karimi-Masihi
  • Morris Erisco

    16th Festival

    Golden Chang

  • Loris Tjeknavorian

    13st Festival

    Winners of Music Composition Section

  • Shahram Mazloumi
  • Mehdi Bozorgmehr
  • Amir Moeeni and Mitra Basiri

    10th Festival

    Plaques of honor

  • Parichehr Khajeh
  • Sara Tavasoli
  • Nakisa Karimian
  • Farangis Moussavi
  • Mahsa Ghassemi

    9th Festival

    Golden Chang

  • Sina Sarlak

    8th Festival

    Golden Chang

  • Bahram Osqueezadeh
  • Bardia Sadeghi