Artist Profiles: Yaghob Zoroofchi

Yaghob Zoroofchi

Yaghob Zoroofchi is the greatest Azeri vocalist of our time, and shows why on his CD, “The Best of Zoroofchi”. He started his singing career at the age of eight in the Children’s Program on Radio Tabriz in Iran, and later on Tabriz Television. After his vocal training at the Academy of Arts in Tabriz he studied opera and classical vocals for seven years under the guidance of Iranian, Italian, and British masters.

He has exceptional ability and command in the tenor range, and has performed with Azeri master singer Rashid Behboodov. Zoroofchi’s rich and warm operatic voice is often accompanied by the Azerbaijani National Orchestra.

Discography:

Arezoo – Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra (X Dot 25 Productions, 1996)
Best of Zoroofchi (X Dot 25 Productions, 1997)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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