Homayoun Shajarian

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Homayoun Shajarian
همایون شجریان
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Background information
Born (1975-05-21) 21 May 1975 (age 45)
Tehran, Iran
OriginMashhad, Iran
GenresPersian traditional music
Years active1991–present

Homayoun Shajarian (Persian: همايون شجريان‎, born 21 May 1975) is an Iranian classical music and classical crossover vocalist, and a tombak player.


He was born in Tehran in a music-dedicated family. He is the son of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the grand master vocalist of Persian traditional music. Upon his father's advice, he began studying knowledge of technique and rhythm under supervision of Nasser Farhangfar, master of the tombak, a Persian hand drum, at the age of five. Afterwards, he also continued learning the tombak under Jamshid Mohebbi's supervision. He commenced learning Persian traditional vocal Avaz at the age of ten, alongside his older sisters under their 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 Ardeshir Kamkar. In 1991, he accompanied his father in concerts of Ava Music Ensemble in the United States, Europe and Iran, playing Tombak and from 1999 on, started accompanying his father also on vocals. His first independent work Nassim-e Vasl, composed by Mohammad Javad Zarrabian, was released on his 28th birthday, on 21 May 2003. He performed live-stream concert on 24 May 2020 during coronavirus pandemic.[1]


Year Persian Title English Title Composer Further Notes
2003 نسیم وصل
Nasim-e vasl
- Mohammad Javad Zarabian
2004 ناشکیبا
- Ardeshir Kamkar
2004 شوق دوست
Showq-e doost
- Mohammad Javad Zarabian
2005 نقش‌خیال
Naghsh-e khiyal
- Ali Qamsari
2006 باستاره‌ها
Ba setareh ha
- Mohammad Javad Zarabian
2008 قیژک کولی
Gheyzhaak-e kouli
- Hamid Motebassem with Dastan Ensemble
2008 خورشید آرزو
Khorshid-e arezoo
- Saeed Farajpouri with Dastan Ensemble
2009 آب، نان، آواز
Ab, nan, Avaz
- Ali Qamsari
2011 شب جدایی
Shab-e jodayi
2013 سیمرغ
- Hamid Motebassem
2013 چه آتش‌ها
Che Atash'ha
- Ali Qamsari
var شوق نامه
Showq nameh
- Mohammad-Reza Darvishi with Abd al-Qadir Maraghi Group
2012 ای جان جان بی من مرو
Ey jan-e jan bi man maro
- Saeed Farajpouri with Dastan Ensemble
2014 نه فرشته ام نه شیطان
Na Fereshteam Na sheitan
Beyond Any Form Tahmoures Pournazeri
2015 مستور و مست
Mastoor o Mast
The Occult and the Intoxicated Jano Baghoumian
2015 خداوندان اسرار
Khodavandane Asrar
The Lords Of Secrets Sohrab Pournazeri
2016 آرایش غلیط
Arayesh-e Ghaliz
Heavy Make-Up Sohrab Pournazeri Soundtrack to the Film of Arayesh-e Ghaliz
2017 رگ خواب
Rag-e Khaab
Subdue Sohrab Pournazeri Soundtrack to the Film of Rag-e Khaab
2017 امشب کنار غزلهای من بخواب
Emshab Kenar-e Ghazalhaye Man Bekhab
- Fardin Khalatbari
2018 ایران من
Iran-e Man
Iran Sohrab Pournazeri
2019 افسانه چشمهایت
Afsane Chashmhayat
- Mahyar Alizadeh feat Alireza Ghorbani

Life events chronology[edit]

Homayoun Shajarian and Keyhan Kalhor
  • 1975: Born on 21 May
  • 1985: Began studying Avaz with his sisters 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 singing with his father in concerts
  • 2000: Accompanied his father in works including Dad-o-Bidad and Zemestan in Europe, US, and Canada concerts (e.g., with Masters of Persian Music)
  • 2002: Accompanied his father in Rast-Panjgah and Morakkab Khani in Europe and Canada concerts
  • 2003: Released his first independent album: "Nassim-e Vasl"
  • 2004: Released solo albums: "Na-Shakiba" and "Showq-e Doost"
  • 2005: Released solo album: "Naqsh-e khiyal"
  • 2006: Released solo album: "Ba Setareha"
  • 2008: Released solo album (Live concert Berlin – in conjunction with Dastan Ensemble): "Ghijake Koli"
  • 2008: Released solo album (Live concert Berlin – in conjunction with Dastan Ensemble): "Khorshid-e Arezoo"
  • 2009: Mayeh-Ye Dashti/Mayeh-Ye Isfahan (CD) Celestial Harmonies[2]
  • 2015: Mastoor o Mast (CD-Album)
  • 2015: Khodavandane Asrar
  • 2017: Rage Khab
  • 2017: Emshab Kenar-e Ghazalhaye Man Bekhab
  • 2018: Irane Man
  • 2019: Afsaneye Cheshmhayat (Featuring Alireza Ghorbani)[3]

Personal life[edit]

Homayoun Shajarian married Gita Khansari in 1996. Gita is the sister of Mohammad Reza Shajarian's second wife.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.honaronline.ir/Section-music-5/148547-homayoun-shajarian-holds-online-concert-at-vahdat-hall
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1617181
  3. ^ "Homayoun Shajarian". Spotify. Retrieved 11 November 2019.

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