Layla Ramezan: "100 years of Iranian Piano Music"

Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 7:00 pm
Audience: 
Free, Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Sponsor(s): 
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

Layla Ramezan, Pianist of the Ensemble Matka in Geneva, Principal organist of the parish of Cully

No RSVP Required. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

As a concert pianist, Layla performs regularly in France and Switzerland, as well as in many places further afield. She has recently appeared in recitals at the Collège des Bernadins in Paris, Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, Aga Kahn Museum in Toronto, Roodaki Hall in Tehran, Hafez Hall in Shiraz, and at major festivals such as the Athénéennes in Geneva, the Schubertiadein Sion, and the Alba Music Festival in Italy. Her concerts have been broadcast on Radio France, RFI, Radio Suisse Romande, NPO Radio Netherlands, and CBC Radio Canada.

Layla started her piano studies in Tehran with Mustafa-Kamal Poutorab, Raphael Minaskanian, and Debar Hakimova before moving to Paris in 2000 to study at the École Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” with Jean Micault and Devi Erlih with a scholarship. She also studied with Jacqueline Bourgès-Maunoury and Christophe Bukudjian at the Conservatoire National de Saint-Maur des Fossés, where she obtained a diploma of Music Studies with high distinction. She then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, where she currently lives, obtaining two Master’s degrees in Interpretation and Collaborative Piano from the Haute École de Musique with Christian Favre and Marc Pantillon. Layla Ramezan is a Laureate of the Engelberts Foundation for Art and Culture in Switzerland and the Albert Roussel Foundation in France.