The great master of Persian classical music and outstanding tar and setar player, the late Dr. Reza Vohdani was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1933. He learned Persian classical music from the very great masters such as Ali Akbar Shahnazi, Alinaghi Vaziri, Abolhasan Saba and Esmaiel Mehrtash.
He collected and notated the famous radif of Mirza Hosseingholi (the very great master of tar and the father of Ali Akbar Shahnazi) since in the past radif was taught chest-to-chest (sineh-be-sineh) and finally after 30 years of working and teaching experiences, he published the notated radif of Mirza Hosseingholi.
The late maestro Reza Vohdani had many conferences and lecture-demonstrations in order to promote Persian classical music. He has composed many songs and musical pieces that they have not been published yet.
I had the chance to meet him personally in some music gatherings and conferences.
He passed away in 2003 because of cancer illness.
A website has been dedicated to him recently: