Based in Los Angeles, The Lian Ensemble is a group of virtuoso performers and composers. Their powerful compositions fuse the Mystical Persian musical heritage with the contemporary sensibilities of Contemporary Jazz. Combining a unique musical vision with dauntless dedication to experimentation, they create a synthesis of mystical world music composed of traditional and folk melodies and instruments. Their “Brilliance ” has been praised by John Schneider of KPFK radio. The Lian is comprised of world-renowned musicians whose diverse and uniquely versatile musical styles lend to this rare blend of Mystical world music. Lian’s music flows effortlessly between a diverse range of styles and traditions, while fearlessly forging a path and sound that is all their own.
- “The Lian Ensemble’s music-original compositions written and improvised in class on its own terms” Los Angeles Times
- “Combining intricate musical structure with an evocative blend of traditional and original compositions” GRAMMY.com
- “Gifted group with completive compositions and virtuosic performances” Los Angeles Times