Regard persan was born after a magical concert in 2013 at “Garage Concerts” series in Montreal. Since then, they played several concerts in Quebec and they had a successful European tour in winter 2016. >


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Saeed Kamjoo, born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran, is a Persian musician and composer. He is a graduated from Music department from Tehran University. He furthered his studies in the instrumental and vocal repertoires of Classical Persian music under the guidance of such renowned masters as Ali Akbar Shekârchi and Ustad Asghar Bahâri. >
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Ziya Tabassian began playing the tombak (Iranian drum) at the age of ten. After a brief initiation period in Iran, he continued his autodidactic training in Quebec, his adopted homeland. From 1994 to 2001, he studied classical Western percussion with Julien Grégoire and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in interpretation from the Université de Montréal. His artistic aspirations, which lean toward improvised music from the Mediterranean and Middle East, found an outlet in Constantinople, an ensemble that he co-founded with his brother Kiya. In a residency at The Banff Centre in the winter of 2003, he explored the contemporary repertoire with Iranian percussion instruments, which was to have a lasting influence. >
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Pooria Pournazeri begins his initiation into Tanboor (lute from Kurdistan) at the age of 6. He pursues then his musical formation with his uncle Keykhosrow Pournazeri, teacher of Sufi music, with whom he learns both traditional Persian and Kurdish repertoire. After years practicing inspirational tones of thousand-year- old musics, he composes his own pieces at the age of 14 and performs for the first time at the age of 16 during a competition for the Fajr music festival in Tehran, where he wins the third place. >