12-15 April 2023, Budapest

Yalda Yazdani

Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin

Ethnomusicologist, Curator


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Yalda Yazdani is an Iranian ethnomusicologist and curator. Currently she is working as a research fellow and also completing her PhD studies at University of Siegen, Germany. In 2021 she was the winner of the DAAD award (German Academic Exchange Service) which is the world's largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. Since 2009 she has been undertaking various fieldwork research about female vocal songs and music in different regions of Iran. From 2015 she has been organising various intercultural projects, documentaries, music workshops and concerts across Iran and Europe with the aim of creating collaboration bridges between European and Middle-Eastern musicians and artists. In 2017 and 2018 she founded and curated the festivals “Female Voice of Iran'', in 2021, "Female Voice of Afghanistan” and in 2023 "Female Voice of Kurdistan" in collaboration with Contemporary Opera Berlin.

Field of work
  • Artist
  • Producer
  • Music Supervisor