Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hossein Behroozinia was born in 1962 in Tehran, Iran. He studied Tar with Reza Vohdaney, Barbat with Mansour Nariman and the Radif with Mohammad Reza Lotfi. He was a student at the Conservatory of Persian Music, and later the Music Director of Ensemble Khaleghi as well as the Director of Music Education at the Center of the Preservation Persian Music. He has performed and collaborated with many of the prominent music ensembles in Iran including Aref and Mowlana and joined Dastan Ensemble in 1992. Hossein Behroozi-Nia has played a key role in restoring a Persian musical identity to the instrument which has been under the influence of Arabic music for hundreds of years. He is currently resides in Vancouver, Canada where he teaches the Barbat. From wonderful music blog We Love Music.