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about me

The melody in music has always tugged at me. Music makes me fly and feel. It fulfills my dreams. I remember sitting with my father, listening to Ostad Shahnoz playing tar, all the while letting it transport me to another place.” A native of Tehran, Iran, Fataneh has been singing since early childhood. Music has always been her passion, and she has spent many years perfecting her talents. She recalls those early days where she would sing under the direction of Dariush Pirnia, whose father was the pioneer in developing children’s talent programs on the radio in Tehran. At the tender age of six, when most children are simply learning to read, Fataneh performed on stage in front of nearly one thousand people at the Royal Cinema Theater. Her passion has always been music and singing. She went on to graduate from the National University of Iran, where she studied sociology. While attending school there, she met and married her husband, and had two beautiful children. Choosing family over career, Fataneh raised her children and devoted herself to them, but music was always in her heart, so she never strayed far from it.

Following a life-long commitment to music, Fataneh has been trained in various forms. She has studied classical, opera, and contemporary music styles. In 1976, Fataneh joined the Talar Rodaki Choir directed by Mr. Meshcat, who brought musical talents hailing from Switzerland and Austria, to train his students in Tehran. Shortly around the time of the revolution, Fataneh and family moved to Germany, where she lived for many years. She continued to study music in Germany with private instructors. Eventually, Fataneh and family moved to the U.S., where she continued her pursuit of singing. She performed with the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, singing in their choir. She later continued voice training and perfected her opera musical style under the direction of Sue Anne Pinner. For three years, she sang with the Santa Monica College Opera Theater. She performed leading roles in “Madame Butterfly,” “Carmen,” “The Barber of Seville,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” and “The Magic Flute.”

Four years ago, Fataneh began singing with the legendary international recording artist, Dariush. From the minute he first heard her, he fell in love with her melodious voice. She has sung with him as a guest artist several times since at venues such as the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, The Gibson Universal Amphitheater, Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, and the Performing Arts Theater in Irvine.

“Music transports you to different places where you’ve never been. It helps you feel the depths of the sea or the spirit of the mountains. It offers you the opportunity to sense pain, joy, and love.” Fataneh adds that she will introduce her next CD in the near future, and will continue to perform and sing for her fans.