|Native name||Persian: شهرام ناظری|
|Born||1951 (age 61–62)
Shahram Nazeri (Persian: شهرام ناظری) is a contemporary Iranian tenor who sings classical Iranian music from Kermanshah. He has been accompanied by some of the authorities of Iranian traditional music such as Jalil Shahnaz, Alizadeh, Jalal Zolfonoun and Payvar.
He was the first vocalist to set Rumi's poetry to Iranian music thirty-five years ago, thus establishing a tradition of Sufi music within both Iranian classical music and his music was instrumental in introducing Western musical audiences to both Sufism and to the poetry of Rumi. The New York Times has dubbed him the "Persian Nightingale" and The Christian Science Monitor has called him "Iran's Pavarotti".
Nazeri has released over forty recordings to date. His Gol-e Sadbarg (The One-hundred-petalled Rose) is among the best-selling albums of Persian classical music and Sufi music in history.
His musical talents were first nurtured by his mother at a very young age. Throughout his childhood, he was under the tutelage of various Persian musicians, including Abdollah Davami, Nourali Boroumand, and Mahmood Karimi.
He specializes in the tradition of Sufi music, which turns to song the mystical poetry of Rumi, Hafez, Attar, and others. Nazeri is known particularly for several decades of works on Rumi poetry. He is also working on the composition and arrangement of a symphony on Firdowsi's Shahnameh. Nazeri is Called "the Iranian nightingale" and usually holds deeply soulful performances. He is also referred to as "the Pavarotti of Iran".
He studied vocal techniques with Persian classical masters of vocal such as Abdollah Davami, Abdol Ali Vaziri, Nourali Boroumand and Mahmoud Karimi. He also studied setar with masters of setar such as Ahmad Ebadi, Bigjeh-Khani and Jalal Zolfonoun.
Some of his albums are:
- Amir Kabir 2011, composed and led by Pejman Taheri
- The Passion of Rumi 2008 (Live recording from Tehran, 2001), composed by Shahram Nazeri, arranged by Hafez Nazeri
- The Book of Austerity 2007, with Farrokhzad Layegh
- Mythical Chant 2002, also called Naghme-haye Sassani (Songs from Sassanid era), with Bashipour and Hafez Nazeri
- Loulian 2001, with Dastan ensemble, composed by Shahram Nazeri and Hamid Motebassem
- Shahram Nazeri & the Dastan Ensemble, 2001, Live in France, arranged by Kayhan Kalhor
- Safar be Digar Sou 1998, Live in Washington, D.C., (Through Eternity), composed by Shahram Nazeri, arranged by Dastan ensemble
- 98's Concert 1998, Live in Shiraz on Hafez’ Anniversary, with Kamkars and Hafez Nazeri
- Nowruz 1990, Live in Cologne, Germany, performed by Aref and Shayda Ensemble, composed by Hossein Alizadeh plus some Persian folk songs
- Les Maitres de la Musique Traditionnelle: Nazeri & Tala’i 1980s, Live at the Théâtre de la Ville
- Gol-e Sadbarg 1984, (One hundred-petalled flower), composed by Jalal Zolfonoun, Shahram Nazeri & Reza Ghassemi
- Atashi Dar Neyestan 1980s, (A Fire in the Reed-Bed), composed by Jalal Zolfonoun & Shahram Nazeri
- Layli & Majnoun 1990, (the Beloved and the Lover), with masters of Persian music composed by Faramarz Payvar
- Concert of the Masters of Persian Music 1989, Faramarz Payvar, Ali-Asghar Bahari, Jalil Shahnaz, Mohammad Mousavi and Mohammad Esmaili
- Del-e Shayda 1990s, (Enchanted Heart), performed by masters of Persian music, composed by Faramarz Payvar
- Chashm Be-raah 1990s, (Kept Awaiting), with Atta Jangouk
- Mystified 1990s, (Heyrani), performed by Shams Ensemble, composed by Kaykhosro Pournazeri
- Mahtab-rou 1990s, (as beautiful as the moon), performed by Shams Ensemble, composed by Kaykhosro Pournazeri
- Voice of Endearment 1970s, (Sedaye Sokhan-e Eshgh), performed by Shams Ensemble, composed by Kaykhosro Pournazeri
- Shour-Angiz 1980s, (Joy-giver), composed by Hossein Alizadeh, performed by Aref and Shayda Ensemble
- Yadegar-e doust (In remembrance of a friend), composed by Kambiz Roshanravan
- Baharan-e Abidar 1980s (Springtime in Abidar [a mountain around Sanandaj / Iran]), with Kamkars group
- Beshno az Ney 1980s (Listen to the Reed), with Fereydoun Shahbazian
- Dar Golestaneh 1980s, (In Golestaneh [a village around Kashan / Isfahan province]),composed by Hooshang Kamkar
- Laleh Bahar 1970s, (Spring Tulip), with Aref Ensemble, composed by Parviz Meshkatian
- Bi Gharar 1980s, composed by Jalil Andalibi
- Kish-e mehr 1980s, (Manner of Affection) composed by Jalil Andalibi
- Benmay Rokh 1970s, (Show me your Face), composed by Jalil Andalibi
- Chavoush (4 Volumes) 1970s, performed by Shayda Ensembe, composed by Mohammad-Reza Lotfi
- On September 28, 2007 he was presented France's Chevalier des Arts et Lettres medal for his lifetime achievements in Persian Classical music.
- Prestigious "lifetime achievement award", House of Music Celebration.(2007)
- Asia Society has awarded him by the prestigues Lifetime Cultural Heritage Award along with Secretary General of United Nation on Nov 2007
- hotel deal family vacations vacation at sharghnewspaper.com
- CHN | News
- Fes Festival
- World Music Central — Your connection to World Music
- AIAP Monthly General Meetings
- Curiel, Jonathan (1997-06-11). "Iran's Pavarotti: Sharam Nazeri". The Christian Science Monitor.
- "France to present Chevalier medal to Shahram Nazeri". Tehran Times. Retrieved 2007-10-02.
- Shahram Nazeri's official website
- Shahram Nazeri at Allmusic
- Shahram Nazeri's performance at 800th anniversary of Rumi (BBC Persian)
- Légion d'honneur for Shahram Nazeri (BBC Persian)
- France to Award Iran's Pavarotti (Fars News Agency)
- Official MySpace page