Rowan Storm

Rowan Storm
Bio: 
Rowan Storm is recognized internationally for her drum workshops and performances of traditional Middle Eastern singing and percussion instruments. From 2000 to 2006 Rowan studied and performed dayereh and daff in concert tours with the great Master of Classical Persian music, Mohammad Reza Lotfi. Recently Rowan began studying Persian vocal technique with Maryam Hooshvar, a student of Afsaneh Rasaei. Rowan has been living in Greece since 1993, where she is a leader in the contemporary movement to embrace shared Oriental heritage. Her performance venues include New York City's Lincoln Center, concert halls and conservatories throughout Europe, ancient amphitheaters of Greece and Cyprus, Istanbul's Reshid Rey Concert Hall, as well as countless Carpet Concerts throughout the world. Recently Rowan spent three months traveling throughout Iran, deepening her understanding of Persian classical music, the role of women in ancient, sacred percussion traditions, as well as the evolution of Western culture based on countless elements from the East.............................................................................................................................................. Rowan has designed an updated version of the dayereh frame drum, now featured in the Artist Innovation Series by Cooperman Drum Company, http://www.cooperman.com/coopermanaiseries.php..................................................................... Rowan teaches at the week-long Middle East Music and Dance Camp in August, in the magnificent redwood forest of Mendocino California: www.middleeastcamp.com. For some of Rowan's Iran travels, please see www.iran-rowanstorm.blogspot.com; www.rowanstorm.com.
Course of Life
Area(s) of Expertise: 
architectural design
contracting
improviser
instrumentalist
vocalist
Area(s) of Interest: 
music
poetry
architecture
textiles
of the Middle East
Education: 
Bachelor of Fine Arts
private studies with Masters of Middle Eastern music particularly Ostad MR Lotfi
private seminars with builder/architects
Mentors and Inspiration: 
Ostad Mohammad Reza Lotfi
Souren Baronian
Mohammad El-Akad and countless more ...
Location
City or Town: 
Los Angeles/Athens Greece
State or Province: 
california
Country: 
United States