About Homayoun Shajarian


Homayoun Shajarian, Famous Persian Classical Music VocalistHomayoun Shajarian is a renowned Persian classical music vocalist, as well as a Tombak and Kamancheh player. He was born (21 May 1975) in Tehran in a music-dedicated family. He is the son of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, who is in turn the grand master vocalist of traditional Persian music. He began studying knowledge of technique and rhythm under supervision of Nasser Farhangfar, master of Tombak, a Persian hand drum, at the age of five. Afterwards, he also continued learning Tombak under Jamshid Mohebbi‘s supervision. He commenced learning Persian traditional vocal Avaz at the age of ten, alongside his older sisters under father’s supervision and gained knowledge of Avaz techniques and voice-producing. Simultaneously, he attended Tehran Conservatory of Music and chose Kamancheh as his professional instrument as well as being tutored by Kamran Darogheh and Ardeshir Kamkar. He joined Ava Music Ensemble in 1991. He accompanied father in concerts of Ava Music Ensemble in US, Europe and Iran, playing Tombak. From 1999 on, he started accompanying father also on vocals. He has performed in several famous festivals including: Fez Festival (Morocco), Kölner Philharmonie, Berliner Philharmonie, Royal Festival Hall London, New York World Music Institute and Paris Theatre. His first independent work Nasim-e Vasl, composed by Mohammad Javad Zarrabian, was published on his 28th birthday, in 21 May 2003.


Life Events Calendar

1975 > Born on 21 May
1985 > Began studying Avaz under his father’s supervision
1991 > Joined Ava Music Ensemble, playing Tombak
1994 > Performed Qassedak concerts around Europe with his father and Parviz Meshkatian
1999 > Started co-vocaling with his father in concerts
2000 > Accompanied his father in Nava, Dad-o-Bidad, and Zemestan in Europe, US, and Canada concerts
2002 > Accompanied his father in Rast-Panjgah and Morakkab Khani in Europe and Canada concerts
2003 > Published his first independent album: “Nasim-e Vasl”
2004 > Published independent albums: “Na-Shakiba” and “Showq-e Doost”
2005 > Published independent album: “Naqsh-e khiyal”
2006 > Published independent album: “Ba Setareh-ha”



  • Nasim-e Vasl (2003) with Mohammad Javad Zarrabian
  • Na-Shakiba (2004) with Ardeshir Kamkar
  • Showq-e Doost (2003) with Mohammad Javad Zarrabian
  • Naqsh-e Khiyal (2005) with Ali Qamsari
  • Ba Setareh-ha (2006) with Mohammad Javad Zarrabian


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