Farhang Sharif

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Farhang Sharif
Birth name Farhang Sharif
Born (1931-03-22)March 22, 1931
Amol, Mazandaran, Iran
Origin Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Died 7 September 2016(2016-09-07) (aged 85)
Genres Persian traditional music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Tar
Website www.farhangsharif.com

Farhang Sharif (Persian: فرهنگ شریف‎; c. 22 March 1931 – 7 September 2016) was an Iranian musician and renowned tar player.[1]


Farhang Sharif learned music under the mentorship of his father starting at a young age. As a result, he performed his first radio solo at the age of 12. Sharif has collaborated with notable musicians such as Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Akbar Golpaigani, Gholam Hossein Banan, Iraj and Mahmoud Khansari.[1] He also performed at Berlin's music festival. He made his first solo performance in a live radio program at the age of 12. Sharif is considered one of the greatest tar players and traditional composers of modern Iranian history. He is often referred to as "ostad" which means "master" in Persian.

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  1. ^ a b HAMSHAHRI Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine.