Sepehr Ensemble




Sepehr Music Ensemble founded by some of the regular members of CPRPM (Center of Preservation and Research of Persian Music) in 2001.
Currently, Sepehr, as a private organization, works on the traditional Persian music in Iran.
All the founders are the college of music graduates from the well known universities in Iran and have done a lot of researches and works on traditional styles of playing musical instruments.




Parisa Kashefi:


Parisa Kashefi is an Iranian Tar player living in Tehran. She began learning music at Art School and graduated from Art & Architecture University. After learning Tar with Fariborz Azizi, Dariush Pir Niakan and Hossein Alizade and learning Kamancheh for several years, she acquired a considerable knowledge in Radif, singing with Mohsen Keramati. Parisa Kashefi has collaborated with many theatre producers in Iran as musician. She has also participated in several live and recording musical projects.

Bahar Modiri:


Bahar Modiri was born in 1981 in Tehran. She is an Alto Gheychak player and Persian classical vocal instructor. Her main instructors in playing were Andreh Moradian, Amir Minousepehr, Reza Abaee and Ardeshir Kamkar, and her main vocal instructors were Najmeh Tajaddod and Gholamreza Rezaie. She has collaborated with several artists and ensembles in different concerts and festivals including Simorgh, Dastan Ensemble, Tar-o-Pud, and My colorful dreams with Hamid Motebassem; Chang group with RaminSafaie; Sun and Moon group with Majid Derakhshani; and Tehran Ensemble group in music festival in Tunisia.

Bahareh Moradi

Najmeh Saghir:


Najmeh Saghir is an Iranian Oud player living in Tehran. Interested in the musical interconnections between Iranian music and neighboring cultures such as Turkish and Arabic musical traditions. After having made some experiences in the Iranian ethnic and folk music, she combines several Oud playing methods to develop her own style. She obtained a bachelors degree in Oud playing from Art University of Tehran and benefited from teaching of several Iranian Oud masters, she completed her musical education, learning Mandolin in Italy during one year. As a Oud player, Najmeh Saghir has participated in many live and recording projects.

Najmeh Saghir

Seyed Ehsan Abedi:


Ehsan Abedi is an Iranian Ney and Tombak player who lives in Tehran. He started learning music when he was 12 and later he completed his musical education with musicians like Reza Rabiei, Abdolnaqi Afsharnia, Jamshid Andalibi, M. Ali Hadadian and Arash Mohafez. He graduated from Tehran Art University in Iranian music studies, writing his thesis about the Ney playing methods in the Qajar period (18th and 19th). He contributed to various live and recording projects such as Mahan, Pirouzan, Sepehr-khani and Ajam-lar (An Anthology of pieces composed by Persian composers and their contemporaries at the Ottoman court). Thanks to his curiosity for different Ney playing methods in the neighboring countries and during other periods, Ehsan Abdei has developed his personal style, with a remarkable capacity of modal transition and improvisation.

Ehsan Abedi

Ahmad Rezakhah:


Ahmad Rezakhah is a Santur player and composer who lives in Tehran. Graduated from Art university of Tehran, he now teaches at the same university. His research works are basically  focused on classical styles of Santur playing. He learned playing Santur with Pashang Kamkar, Madjid Kiani and Dariush Talai and studied composition with Paivar, Meshkatian and Motabasem. Rezakhah’s compositions are based on inherited principles of the classical music, trying to avoid the deficiencies of current trends. He attempts to make use of successful experiences in Iranian music in order to create new works of arts. As musician and composer, he participated in several live and recording projects in Iran and the other countries.

Ahmed Rezakhah

Farid Kheradmand:


Farid Kheradmand is an Iranian Tombak and Setar player and composer. Graduated of industrial engineering, he started his musical education when he was 10 with learning Tombak playing and singing with Abbas Dabestani. Later he learned the contemporary styles of Tombak playing with Jamshid Mohebbi and the Radif and Setar playing with Ali Bayani and Majid Kiani. He completed his musical education with learning Tadjik musical system with Abdolwali Abdorashidov, Setar technics with Daryush Talai and Jean During, Tombak playing with Djamchid Chemirani and Iranian ancient music with Arash Mohafez.
Interested in the vocal pieces of the Iranian music and their compositional style, he carried out several research works about these compositions and teaching and performing them.

A hard worker artist, Farid Kheradmand has participated in many live, recording and educational projects as musician and composer and completed important field research and archiving collections, but what makes him a very special musician is his open-mindedness and at the same time artistic sensibility and preciseness.

Farid Kheradmand







Iranian Classical Music


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