Performer-Composer-Improviser
Since 1990, Tehran, Iran
Mona is currently based in Vienna and studied at Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts (MDW). Her profound interest for contemporary music and free improvisation integrated with Iranian music elements that brought her on stage in different artistic projects including dance, theatre, multimedia art and so on. She had the pleasure to play with outstanding soloists, ensembles, composers, performers, and friends. Her latest music album, Naqsh due, was published with ECM records.

recordings

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narrante - ecm records
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radio vienna - sounds from 21st century - galileo music
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sormeh - lotus records
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recent events

2018

11.03.2018: Traiskirchen das musical/ Volkstheater, Austria

9.03.2018: Traiskirchen das Musical/ Salzburg, Austria

3.03.2018: Traiskirchen das Musical/ St.Poelten, Austria

2017

24.11.2017: Traiskirchen das Musical/ Volkstheater, Austria

11.11.2017: Festival “music unlimited”, Gabbeh, Manu Mayr, Golnar Shahyar, Mona Matbou Riahi/ Wels, Austria
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10.11.2017: “ Wüstenwind”, Kinderkonzert, Mona Matbou Riahi, Marek Zink/ Zell am See, Pfarrsaal/ Austria

9.11.2017:”Wuestenwind”, Kinderkonzert, Mona Matbou Riahi, Marek Zink/ Tamsweg-Lungau/ Austria

16-17.10.2017: Traiskirchen das Musical/ Vienna, Austria

27.09.2017: Traiskirchen das Musical/ Wels, Austria

24.08.2017: Mahan Mirarab, Golnar Shahyar, Mona Matbou Riahi/ Ljublajana, Slovenia

20.07.2017: Hide and Seek, Golnar Shahyar, Cymin Samavati, Mona Matbou Riahi, Uygur Vural, Korhan Erel/ Cafe7stern/ Vienna, Austria
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6.07.2017: Festsaal, Hofburg/ Vienna, Austria

24.06.2017: Szene Buente Wähne, Solo/ Radessen, Austria
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23.06.2017: Golnar & Mahan and Friends/ Theater am Spittelberg/ Vienna, Austria
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21.06.2017: Traiskirchen das Musical/ Stadttheater/ Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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14.06.2017: Raum macht Musik, ORF Radio- Symphonieorchestra Wien-RSO/ ORF Rdiokulturhaus, Grosser Sendesaal/ Vienna, Austria
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9.06.2017-15.06.2017- 17.06.2017: Traiskirchen. Das Musical/ Volkstheater, Vienna, Austria
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30.05.2017: Buchpraesentation und Konzert Hans Schneider/ Echoraum/ Vienna. Austria

14.05.2017: Ferne Welten, lalala Konzerte für Kinder, Mona Matbou Riahi, Marek Zink/ Superar/ Vienna, Austria
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7.05.2017: Ornament, Richard Eigner, Stefan Frauenberger, Alireza Mollahoseini, Mona Matbou Riahi/ Kepler Salon/ Linz, Austria
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27.04.2017: Woman in Jazz 2017, Naqsh Duo/ Halle, Germany
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1.04.2017; Festival Ellas Crean, Naqsh Duo/ Auditorio Conde Duque/ Madrid, Spain
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31.03.2017: Osterfestival Image Dei 2017, Naqsh Duo, Lillevan :Videoanimation/ Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche/Krems, Austria
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16.03.2017: Female Voice of Iran, Mahan Mirarab, Golnar Shahyar, Mona Matbou Riahi/ Berlin, Germany
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11.03.2017 : Trio «Liberamente» Anja Lechner, François Couturier, Mona Matbou Riahi/ Allerheiligen-Hofkirche/ Munich, Germany
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2016

31.10.2016:The AHA! Festival "Universe", Gothenburg Sweden
Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi (Nash Duo)
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8.08.2016: Copenhagen Guitar Festival / Copenhagen, Denmark
Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi (Nash Duo)
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19.06.2016: Anja Lechner, Francois Couturier & Mona Matbou Riahi
Munich, Germany

4-5.05.2016: Naqsh Duo, Rudaki Concert Hall, Tehran
Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi (Nash Duo)
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26.05.2016: CitollArt Festival, Sormeh
Zitoll, Austria
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11.05.2016: émission magma, performance and interview with golfam khayam and mona matbou riahi
rts (Radio Television Suisse ) / geneva, switzerland
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10.05.2016: dalcroze institute / ecm album presentation / geneva, switzerland
golfam khayam, mona matbou riahi

6.05.2016: ninos consentidos wien festival/ vienna, austria
matija schellander and mona matbou riahi
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jan-july 2016: theater in der josefstadt / anatol / arnold schnitzler / vienna, austria
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14.4.2016: wiener konzerthaus / cinello programme / vienna, austria
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27.01.2016: minoriten / wels, austria / sormeh trio
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26.01.2016: musikraumgarage / vienna, austria
garage freyung, matija schellander and mona matbou riahi
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2015

December 2015: Theater in der Josefstadt / "ANATOL" By: Arnold Schnitzler / Vienna, Austria
Regie: Herbert Foettinger / Musik: Christian Frank,
Klavier: Johanna Gröbner, Cello: Rina Kaçinari (Sophie Abraham), Klarinette:
Mona Matbou Riahi
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18.12.2015: SAM’s BAR-Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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31.10.2015: Lalala-Konzerte für Kinder zu Gast bei Salam Orient / Vienna, Austria
Marek Zink and Mona Matbou Riahi
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23.10.2015: Jazz & The City / Schloss Mirabell Marmorsaal / Salzburg, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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14.10.2015: 13th International Guitar Festival Aarhus / Aarhus, Denmark
Den Gamle By NAQSH DUO
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12.10.2015: ALMRAUSCHEN 2015 / Türrächer Höhe / Austria
Lukas Kanzelbinder, Mira Lu Kovacs and Mona Matbou Riahi
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6.10.2015: Der Oktober ist eine Frau / Ingolstadt, Germany / Sormeh Trio
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4.10.2015: Parktheater Augsburg / Bayern, Germany / Sormeh Trio
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2.10.2015: Casino Kornwestheim / Kleinkunstbühne / Kornwestheim, Germany / Sormeh Trio
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30.09.2015: Konzerthaus «Wüsten & Oasen» / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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12.06.2015: Kulturschloss / Traun, Germany / Sormeh Trio
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9.06.2015: Workshop and Konzert im Schloss Landestrost / Neustadt am Rübenberg, Germany / Sormeh Trio
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4.06.2015: Sendesaal / Bremen, Germany / Sormeh Trio
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29.05.2015: Wiener Konzerthaus / MUSIC4U / Jeunesse / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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15-16.04.2015: Zavod Sploh / Confine aperto (Vienna – Ljubljana) / Ljubljana, Slovenia
Menza Pri Koritu, Katharina Klement, Maja Osojnik, Matija Schellander, Noid, Mona Matbou-Riahi,
Irena Tomažin, Samo Kutin, Ana Kravanja, Andrej Fon, Vid Drašler, Irena Tomažin, Tomaž Grom

25.03.2015: World Music Festival / Stadtmuseum / Wiener Neustadt / Austria / Sormeh Trio
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16.03.2015: Theater Akzent “Kunststücke zum Internationale Frauentag“ / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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19.02.2015: TONSPUREN am ASITZ / Austria / Sormeh Trio
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16-17.01.2015: Roudaki Hall / Tehran, Iran / Naqsh Duo

15.02.2015: Festival 4020 - die Farbe des Himmels / Brucknerhaus / Linz, Austria
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2014

13.12.2014: Austrian World Music Awards 2014 / Finale / Vienna, Austria / Porgy & Bess/ Sormeh Trio
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14.11.2014: Festival Les Nuits du Monde 2014 / ”Orient-Occident" / Geneva, Switzerland / Cité Bleu: Naqsh Duo
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30.10.2014: Another Festival 2014 / Brut Konzerthaus / Vienna, Austria
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7.10.2014: Kulturen in Bewegung / Arbeiterkammer Linz, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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03-04.10.2014: Echo-Raum Festival LJUBLJANALJUBLJENA(BELOVED)/ Vienna, Austria
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27.09.2014: GLATT & VERKEHRT / Herbstzeitlos / Krems, Austria / Naqsh Duo
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26.09.2014: MUSIK & GULASCH / Micheldorf, Austria / KULTUR SCHMIEDE / Sormeh Trio
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24.9.2014: Theater am Spittelberg / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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19.09.2014: Morgenland Festival Osnabrück / Osnabrück, Germany
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13.09.2014: VolXklang Festival / Tutzing, Germany / Sormeh Trio

25.08.2014: Zürcher Theater Spektakel / Zürich, Switzerland / Sormeh Trio
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19.06.2014: ETHNO FUSION FEST 2014 / Belgrade, Serbian Garden courtyard of the Belgrade Synagogue / Sormeh Trio
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10.06.2014: Junge Kunst- Parcours / Vienna, Austria / Steven cities of love / A Dance Project

31.05.2014: ZOA Weltmusik Festival 2014 / Ardagger Stift / Austria / Mostbirnhaus - Stadt / Sormeh Trio
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20.05.2014: Performer - Composer Recital / Geneva, Switzerland / Improvisation for guitar & Chamber Ensemble (Premier)
Golfam Khayam, Elena Schwarz and Mona Matbou Riahi

6.05.2014: Transkulturalitaet (mdw) /Joseph Haydn-Saal / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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2.04.2014: turn the corner! /Porgy & Bess / dunkelkammer / Vienna, Austria
Matija Schellander, Maja Osojnik, Burkhard Stangl and Mona Matbou Riahi
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27.03.2014: Postgarage / Pangea / Graz, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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27.01.2014: Porgy & Bess / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio
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19.01.2014: Odeon Theater / Vienna, Austria / Seven cities of love
with Mahan Mirarab, Kaveh Sarvariyan, Shayan Fathi, Golnar Shahyar and Mona Matbou Riahi
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2013

24.11.2013: KlezMORE Festival 2013 / Vienna, Austria / Theater Akzent: Sormeh Trio
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03.11.2013: Wien Modern & Dschungel/ Vienna, Austria / DAS KIND DER SEEHUNDFRAU

04.11.2013: Wien Modern & Dschungel Vienna, Austria / DAS KIND DER SEEHUNDFRAU

09.11.2013: Wien Modern & Dschungel Vienna, Austria DAS KIND DER SEEHUNDFRAU

23.11.2013: Odeon Theater / Vienna, Austria / Harigh-e-Khazan / Alireza Ghorbani

15.10.2013: Stella 13: nominated for best children production and best music,
I am proudly sharing this nomination by Jesse Broekman, Jelena Popržan, Mona Matbou Riahi, Anna Clare Hauf
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7.09.2013 : Jazzwerkstatt Wien / Vienna Roomservice 4 / Porgy & Bess
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30.07.2013 : Kino wie noch nie 2013/Live Music for Silent Film / Vienna, Austria / Open Air am Augartenspitz / Rahi Sinaki & Mona Matbou Riahi
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27.06.2013: 8 NACH1/2 8 /im Pavillon /Austria / GABBEH Trio
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21.06.2013: Schäxpir Festival/ Linz, Austria
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20.06.2013: SOMMERLOCH FESTIVAL,/ Vienna / Austria / DAS KIND DER SEEHUNDFRAU

19.06.2013: AllesMussRaus!Festival / Vienna / Austria / DAS KIND DER SEEHUNDFRAU
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8.05.2013: bee-flat IM PROGR / Bern, Switzerland Turnhalle im PROGR: Sormeh Trio
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5.05.2013: Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon 2013 / Jazzatelier Ulrichsberg /Austria Simon Zoechbauer / Ayrin Moradi, Alexander Hofmayr & Mona Matbou Riahi
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2012

13-19.11.2012: WIEN MODERN/ Vienna, Austria
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9.12.2012: Dogmart / Milan, Italy / Blues house / Sormeh Trio
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4.09.2012: Überreichung der Urkunde über die Verleihung des Berufstitels Audienzsaal des Bundesministeriums für Unterricht,
Kunst und Kultur / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh Trio

30.06.2012: Kultur zählt! ÖUK in Kooperation mit Musikfest der Vielfalt 2012/ Rote Bar Volkstheater / Vienna, Austria / Herald Huber
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27.05.2012: LINZ FEST 2012 / Linz, Austria / Buehne im Kulturpavillon/ Sormeh
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13.05.2012: raj / Innenhof-Kultur / Klagenfurt, Austria / Matija Schellender, Burkhard Stangl, Noid
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3.5.2012: Balkan Fever Festival 2012 / Vienna, Austria / Sargfabrik / Sormeh Trio
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26.04.2012: Zara: Charity Event / Vienna, Austria / Badeschiff / Sormeh Trio

2011

14.12.2011: AQUARIUM / Ost Klub / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh

2.12.2011: HONART Festival / Odeon Theater / Vienna, Austria / Gabbeh Trio
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4.12.2011: Austrian World Music Awards 2011 /Finale / Porgy & Bess / Vienna, Austria / Sormeh
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30.01.2011: Porgy & Bess / Precise Structures - Free Improvisations / Mathias Rüegg & Mona Matbou Riahi
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29.06.2010 Jazz Fest Wien / Porgy & Bess / Alegre Correa / Vienna, Austria
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