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. Johns Presbyterian Church
in Berkeley California on March 10, 2001