Ali Pajooheshgar (Persian: علی پژوهشگر) (born 1977 in Mash’had, Iran) is an Iranian Barbat player. He was raised in an art loving family where he began studying the Tombak with his father. Later he studied Barbat (Short-necked lute) at the conservatory of Tehran under supervision of Master Mansour Nariman, the Father of Iranian Oud. He also studied at the University of Art for his M.A.
Pajooheshgar began studying with Persian traditional and Persian classical music masters such as Farhad Fakhreddini, Sharif Lotfi, Hossein Alizadeh, Kambiz RoshanRavan, Hossein Dehlavi, Mostafa Kamal Pourtorab, Mohammad Reza Darvishi.
Ali Pajooheshgar is the leader and composer of Nariman Ensemble and did a lot of concerts inside and outside of Iran.
Ali won the best Barbat solo in the Fajr Music Festival in 1995 and he collaborated with a group of musicians to publish and record the first book of the Iranian repertoire (Radif) for Barbat and also "42 Pieces for Barbat" with Master Nariman. He owns some articles about music too. He has taught at the conservatory of Tehran and University of Music for years.
Ali Pajooheshgar is the founder and manager of Nariman Music Institute in Tehran. He has played in National Music Orchestra and Television Orchestra too.
He has recorded and performed with an impressive list of premier musicians. He also played in many festivals in China, United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA, Pakistan, India, Italy, Spain, France and Austria. Currently, he performs in ensembles Mastan and Nariman.
Ali Pajooheshgar tours with Mastan Ensemble in America, Canada and Europe, performing in major concert halls. During their 2008 U.S. and Canada tour, the ensemble preformed at some of the most renowned stages, including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Strathmore in Washington, D.C. and Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada. The 2009 U.S. tour will once again include venues such as Lincoln Center in New York City and of course Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles where in August 2009 they performed the "Moses and Shepherd" operetta with the highly acclaimed composer and conductor Maestro Shardad Rohani.
Activities: cooperating with ensembles Saba, Monazami, Dalahoo, Davoud Azad, Mastan, Nariman …
For more information visit: www.NarimanEnsemble.ir
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