Houshang Zarif

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Houshang Zarif
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Background information
Born(1938-12-07)December 7, 1938
Tehran, Iran
DiedMarch 7, 2020(2020-03-07) (aged 81)
Tehran, Iran
GenresPersian Traditional, Contemporary Classical, Soundtrack
InstrumentsTar, Tombak
Years active1958–2020

Houshang Zarif (Persian: هوشنگ ظریف‎, also Romanized as "Hūshang Zarīf"; December 7, 1938 – March 7, 2020)[1] was a master of tar and Persian classical music.

Biography and career[edit]

Houshang Zarif was born in 1938 in Tehran. He was a graduate of the Persian National Music Conservatory in Tehran; where he studied tar with Mousa Maroufi. Zarif worked with the Fine Arts Administration Orchestra, conducted by Hossein Dehlavi in the 1950s and was the professor of tar at the National Conservatory for several years; Hossein Alizadeh was among his pupils.

Zarif died in Tehran on 7 March 2020.[2]

Notable students[edit]


  1. ^ یادها و تصویرهایی از هوشنگ ظریف (in Persian). IRIB Cultural Radio Network. August 12, 2008. Archived from the original on September 11, 2008. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
  2. ^ استاد هوشنگ ظریف درگذشت | رسانه نوا

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