One of the best female singers of Persian classical singing of Iran
Fatemeh Vaezi, who later on picked the artistic name of Parissa, was born on March 16, 1950 in Iran. After finishing the high school, with emphasis on Persian Literature, she started her musical work under the supervision of the renowned Persian Radif teacher, Mahmoud Karimi, with whom she studied for ten years. Karimi was one of the masters of vocal Radif and during her 16 years of apprenticeship, he offered his entire repertoire of vocal Radif.
Two years through her pupilage, she was invited by the Ministry of Culture to work in the National Radio and Television Broadcasting. Her unique outlook and solid discipline obtained her special recognition among Iranian musicians and intellectuals during her five years collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.
Parissa's musical talent truly bloomed when she was introduced to "The Iranian Center for Preservation and Dissimination of Music". Her recordings of this period show a tremendous depth and growth in her musical understanding. After the Iranian revolution, this conservatory was abolished and she continued her education in private lessons with the Karimi.
In recent years, Parissa has been successfully concentrating on teaching and guiding young talents. Since 1995, she has been performing in collaboration with Hossein Omoumi in various festivals and concerts around the world. Parissa currently lives in Tehran, Iran.
Karimi once commented: “Parissa is my most promising pupil and she can sing all the modes with the skill of re-interpretation or improvisation necessary to correctly perform Iranian music”.