Hossein Behroozi-Nia
Hossein Behroozi-Nia was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1962. He studied tar with Vohdaney, barbat with M. Nariman and radif with Mr. M. R. Lotfi. He studied at the Conservatory of Persian Music and was the Musical Director of Ensemble Khaleghi and Director of Musical Education at the Center for the Preservation of Persian Music. Mr. Behroozi-Nia has been the Musical Director of the National Radio and Television Orchestra of Tehran. He has collaborated and performed with different traditional music ensembles including Aref, Mowlana, and Dastan. He is currently a member of Dastan Ensemble. He has given concerts in North America, Europe, Asia and Southwest Asia. Most recently Mr. Behroozi-Nia performed at the Sacred Music Festival in Fez, Morocco. He has made many recordings with great variety of ensembles as well as his solo works Barbat, Koohestan and Yadestan. At this time, he is considered a rare master of the unique instrument, barbat. .

Kutay Derin Kugay

Artist at the concert at the St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley California on March 10, 2001



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