حسین بهروزی نیا Hossein Behroozi Nia

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Hossein Behroozinia (Persian: حسین بهروزی نیا)
barbat (Iranian oud)

"spectacular musicianship" (Los Angeles Times)

Renowned Iranian barbat and oud player Hossein Behroozinia was born in 1962 in Tehran. He studied oud under the supervision of Mansour Nariman, and also learned the radif under the supervision of Mohammad Reza Lotfi. He was a student at the Conservatory of Persian music, and later the music director of Ensemble Khaleghi, as well as the director of music education at the Centre of the Preservation Persian music. In 2003 the Ministry of Culture of Iran decorated him with its highest honour, the "First Order of Arts". From Stone to Diamond, Behroozinia's latest album, won the second prize in the Middle Eastern Album category at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards (JPF).
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