The Flute Music of Reza Vali

by Laura Chislett This year marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of Reza Vali, a renowned Iranian-American composer, professor of composition at the School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University. In this article, Australian flutist Laura Chislett talks about his flute music. I met Reza Vali in Pittsburgh in 1992 where he teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. His name was already known to me through a trusted mutual friend and composer, Gerard Brophy (whose flute concerto I was performing in Pittsburgh). Now he is widely known as the “Iranian Bartok”. Over the course of his career, Reza Vali has created … Continue reading The Flute Music of Reza Vali