About this project
Shabnam Parvaresh is a clarinetist, artist and curator from Tehran, Iran. She studied fine arts in Tehran and then started her musical career after studying clarinet privately in the Tehran Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, she left Iran to study jazz clarinet at the Osnabrück Institute of Music. In her musical work, she takes an exploratory approach that combines elements from Persian music with electronic sounds, improvised music and jazz to create a new musical aesthetic on the clarinet. She shared the stage with established Jazz musicians like Sebastian Gramss, Angelika Niescier, Achim Kaufmann, Jan Klare and Grammy Award Winner Kinan Azmeh, among others, and also performes as a soloist. In 2020 she formed her „Sheen Trio“ whose debut album Gozar was released in spring of 2023 which was featured on national radio multiple times and toured in Germany and abroad extensively and has played at national and international festivals. In addition to other engagements as a musician, including Jan Klare’s orchestral collective The Dorf, she is active as a painter and has realized solo exhibitions of her paintings in Tehran, Osnabrück and the U.A.E and was in 2022 nominated for the Osnabrück Art Prize. As a curator she organizes the concert series “Klangfenster in der hase29” for improvised music in Osnabrück.