Persian Traditional Music, Tar
Fariborz Azizi began playing Tar with great master Mohammad Reza Lotfi in September 1980, in Tehran, Iran. He developed a passion for music and continued learning from masters Hamid Motebassem, Arshad Tahmasebi, and Masoud Shoari. In June 1987, Azizi began taking advanced classes with great master Hossein Alizadeh, continuing for about a decade. He also learned the Advanced Radif of Ali-Akbar Shahnazi from master Dariush Talaie, starting in 1991. After being invited to teach at Tehran Conservatory of Music in 1990, Azizi began his career as music instructor.
Fariborz Azizi in Gothenburg, Sweden, 2001.
The goal of this apprenticeship is to work with Siamak Bozorgi on the Advanced Radif of Ali-Akbar Shahnazi in Segah mode, which introduces a unique tuning, uses the entire upper and lower register of the Tar instrument, and requires complicated fingering and plucking. Azizi and Bozorgi will also compare the Advanced Radif of Ali-Akbar Shahnazi in Segah mode to the Radif of Mirza Abdullah, while practicing transposing techniques and developing an understanding of how such skills will improve their performances.