The world music singer Mohammad-Reza Shajarian died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Considered one of the top Persian classical vocalists and composers of his generation, he was awarded UNESCO’s Mozart Medal (in 2006) and Picasso Award (in 1999). Apart from his work as a solo artist, he performed with the Ava Ensemble, the Shahnaz Ensemble, and the Masters of Persian Music.
He started singing when he was just five years old and, at the age of nineteen, made his national classical music debut on Iran’s Radio Khorasan station.
Aside from his skill in the Persian Dastgah vocal music genre, Shajarian became proficient in the art of Persian calligraphy and worked on behalf of several humanitarian causes.
His son, Homayoun Shajarian, and his daughter, Mozhgan Shajarian, are among his many musical collaborators.
He and Kayhan Kalhor are both well known Persian classical musicians.