Artist Profiles: Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh

Vocalist Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh was born in 1964, studied under the supervision of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, a living legend in Iranian classical music. He has performed with various renowned artists and groups, including the Shams Ensemble, the Aref Ensemble, the Ukraine Philharmonic Orchestra, and the great santur maestro Faramarz Payvar.

He performed with Kayhan Kalhor at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, and is currently the director of Iran’s House of Music. He made his New York debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie in the fall of 2008.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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