Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi

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About Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi
Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi (Persian: محمد رضا لطفی, born 1947 in Gorgan, Iran) is a Persian classical musician renowned for his mastery of the tar and setar. Encouraged by his elder brother, he learned to play the tar and showed his talent by winning the first prize in Iran's Young Musicians Festival in 1964. The following year, he started his studies at the National Conservatory in Tehran under Habibollah Salehi and Master Ali Akbar Shahnazi. While at the conservatory, he also studied western classical music and the violin which led to his collaboration with various orchestras under the direction of Hossein Dehlavi. Some of his other eminent teachers were Abdollah Davami, from whom he learned the Radif, and Master Sa'id Hormozi, who taught him the setar. While attending the College of Fine Arts at Tehran University, Lotfi became the student of Master Nour-Ali Boroumand. He also worked at the Center for the Preservation and Propagation of Traditional Iranian Music, both as a soloist and a conductor. His other accomplishments were teaching at the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents, researching folk music for National Radio and Television, and appearing at the Shiraz Arts Festival. After graduating in 1973, Lotfi joined the faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University. He continued his collaboration with Radio and Television and co-founded the Shayda Ensemble. Between 1978 and 1980, Lotfi became the Head of the School of Music at Tehran University. He served as the director of the Center for the Preservation and Propagation of Traditional Iranian Music and the Chavosh Conservatory. In 1984 Lotfi was invited by Fondazione Cini to participate in a seminar and perform concerts in Italy where he resided for two years. He has been living in the United States since 1986 and has performed widely throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. A prolific musician, he has made numerous recordings both as a solo artist and with major Iranian musicians such as, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Shahram Nazeri, Hossein Alizadeh, and Parviz Meshkatian. Lotfi is one of the greatest contemporary masters of the tar and setar. He is among the major figures who, in the past twenty years, have revolutionized the Persian traditional (classical) music. His innovative approach of combining the classical with folk elements, both in terms of music and technique, has injected a new vitality into a very old tradition. His original creativity and the deep-rooted emotional quality of his playing have made him the father of a new aesthetics in Persian music.

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Iran Musicians Ranking

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Rank Name Total
47. Hossein Alizadeh 177
48. Hasan Kassai 167
49. Homayon Shajarian 164
50. Iraj Bastami 163
51. Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi 161
52. Kayhan Kalhor 160
53. Mahahsti 157
54. Mazhar Khaleqi 149
55. Morteza Pashaei 135

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510. James Hetfield 168
511. Hasan Kassai 167
512. Homayon Shajarian 164
513. Iraj Bastami 163
514. Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi 161
515. Kayhan Kalhor 160
516. Umm Kulthum 160
517. Mahahsti 157
518. Ruwaida AlMahrouqi 157

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