Composer, performer, and Kamanche teacher was born February 20, 1961 in Sanandaj, Iran. He started music lessons at the age of 9 with Master Hasan Kamkar and furthered his musical training by studying the Persian Classical repertoire (Radif) with Master Lotfi and ensemble work with Master Alizadeh. He has authored two books for students entitled "20 Pieces for Kamanche" and "Music for Kamanche."Some of his best-known works include the award-winning "Shoorideh" with the legendary singer, Parissa. Additional works include: "Bi Man Maro" with Homayoun Shajarian, "Maykhane khamoosh" with Salar Aghili, "Ghoghaye Eshghbazan",with the Ava Ensemble and the Great Maestro Shajarian.His mastery of the Kamanche has earned him a place among many of Iran's greatest performers with whom he has toured all over Asia, Europe and North America.