Mohammad Motamedi

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Seyyed Mohammad Motamedi
Motamedi in 40th Fajr Film Festival
Background information
Also known asMohammad Motamedi
Born (1978-09-24) September 24, 1978 (age 43)
GenresPersian traditional music, Classic
Years active1997–present

Seyyed Mohammad Motamedi Qamsari, known as Mohammad Motamedi (Persian: محمد معتمدی; born on September 24, 1978) is an Iranian traditional vocalist, and a ney player.

He has started learning singing & also playing ney as self-taught since adolescence. He has studied "Film Directing" as his major in University. However, he has been singing and training since adolescence by listening to the works of maestros of Persian singing. Since 1997, he started learning singing style of Seyed Hossein Taherzadeh. Due to his interest in Esfahan school of singing, he learned this school of singing by practicing the songs of its maestros such as Taj Esfahani & Adib Khansari and has benefitted from guidance of esteemed masters such as the late Dr. Hossein Omoumi & Aliasghar Shahzeidi" in this regard.

He has a very vast resume ranging from working with the great Maestros of Iranian music such as Alexander Rahbari, Mohammadreza Lotfi, Hossein Alizadeh, Majid Derakhshani, Farhad Fakhreddini, etc. as well as working with international figures and many performances in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Theatre de la ville, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, etc. Recently, he collaborated with Roger Waters in an album by Trio Jobran called "The Long March".

He has been able to create his own dialect and original style of singing and therefore, currently he is regarded as the most characterful singer while being among the few best traditional singers.

Radio France prize winner – 2013[edit]

Seyyed Mohammad Motamedi

Ocora is a French record label specializing in field recordings of world music and each year release an album by the winner of the France Musique world music prize. The 2013 winner was the Iranian singer Mohammad Motamedi. A perfect exponent of Persian classical singing from Iran's younger generation, Motamedi finds his inspiration in his love of classic Persian poetry. Accompanied by kamancheh fiddle, tar lute, ney flute and the daf and tombak drums, the singing of Motamedi takes this subtle ancient tradition to new heights. The recordings of the album (Mohammad Motamedi & Chant classique[1]) were made in Tehran in November–December 2013


Significant works[edit]


Radio France prize winner-2013[5]

Rumi Award- 2018


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Iran: Chant Classique". Spotify. July 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "Vatanam Iran".
  3. ^ a b "Molavi Opera".
  4. ^ "Mohammad Motamedi And Iran Chant Classique". Spotify.
  6. ^ "MORE THAN NOTES". Region Plus. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Qasida: Rosario La Tremendita & Mohammad Motamedi".
  8. ^ "Rumi Ensemble & Mohammad Motamedi European Tour 2013".
  9. ^ "Qasida: Rosario La Tremendita & Mohammad Motamedi". BOZAR. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  10. ^ mmckay. "Qasida". Cleveland Museum of Art. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "Rosario Guerrero". Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "FLAMENCO FESTIVAL". Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  13. ^ "ROSARIO 'LA TREMENDITA' & MOHAMMAD MOTAMEDI: QASIDA". Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  14. ^ "Mohammad Motamedi". théâtre Garonne. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "Mohammad Motamedi – Théâtre de Nîmes". Théâtre de Nîmes (in French). Retrieved April 7, 2016.

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