Ostad Nasser Farhangfar


A recognized master of the art of tombak playing, the late Ostad Nasser Farhangfar (1947-1997), was born in Rey city of Tehran Iran.

His father was a tar player and his uncle was a tombak player. His grand father, Mirza Mehdi-ye-Khoshnevis, was a famous calligrapher of Ghajar's time. He started playing tombak at the early age of nine. At this time he regularly went to the local traditional zourkhaneh, not to watch the athletes, but to listen to the rhythms of the tombak used in training of the athletes.

Later he studied tombak with the Mohammad Torkaman, Ostad Hossein Tehrani, and Ostad Dr. Noor Ali Khan Boroumand and Ostad Abdollah Davami.

His talent and knowledge in the art of tombak playing with his background of zourkhaneh's tombak made him a unique tombak player in his time. His followers have called his style sabk-e-Ostad Farhangfar (the style of maestro Farhangfar).

He performed widely and trained many students. His masterpiece in the art of tombak playing is his accompaniment of the tar of Ostad M.R. Lotfi in Dastgah-e-Segah in the cassette of Parvaz-e-Eshgh, which distributed for his remembrance by Ava-ye-Shayda Company in Tehran.

He was also familiar with radif repertoire of Persian art music. He was also a poet and a calligrapher

The above biography and the photo were provided by Dr. Peyman Nasehpour.


Aref and sheida ensemble
with Mohammad Reza Shajarian,Ostad bikjekhani,Jamshid Andalibi,Ardeshir Kamkar,Arsalan Kamkar,Farokh Motahari,Mohamed Reza Lotfi,Yadolah Toloy,Parviz Meshkatian
Ava records

Bar ashian janan(live concert)
with Mohammad Reza Shajarian,Parviz Meshkatian
Ava records

Be Yad Farhangfar
with Mohamed Reza Lotfi