Dr. Peyman Nasehpour, tonbak, ghaval and daf player, tabla researcher, having PhD in mathematics and the oldest child of maestro Nasrollah Nasehpoor (vocalist and master of radif repertoire of Persian art music), was born in Tehran, Iran, 1974.
In his family he was acquainted with Azerbaijani and Persian art music. After finishing the Child Music Course with Mr. Mohammad Reza Darvishi (researcher of Persian regional music), he started learning tonbak at the early age of nine. He was very fortunate to be able to receive his training in tonbak (Persian goblet drum) with the late maestro Nasser Farhangfar, in ghaval (Azerbaijani frame drum) with maestro Latif Tahmasebi-zadeh, in daf (Kurdish frame drum) with maestro Mirza Agha Ghosi and in theoretical old Persian music (Ta’lif-e-Negham and Igha’) with Prof. Seyyed Abdollah Anwar.
He has been researching the Indian tabla since 1997.
He has received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in pure mathematics in 1997 and 1999. In the second State Student Scientific Olympiad held in 1997, among 2836 participants, he has stood in 12th place in the field of mathematics.
Peyman went to Germany to do his PhD in mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Winfried Bruns and defended his PhD thesis on Jan 27th, 2011.
He is an advanced student of philosophy (Wittgenstein’s works on philosophy of ordinary language).
These cultural streams have combined with his academic mathematical studies and careful thought to create a very good drummer.
He began his musical career as a soloist, an accompanist and a teacher when he was 17. He is proud of sharing the performances with his father and the other great musicians such as maestro Habil Aliev (Azerbaijani kamancheh), maestro Mohammad Reza Lotfi (Persian tar, setar, kamancheh and radif), maestro Hassan Nahid (ney), Massoud Shaari (setar), Majid Derakhshani (tar) and maestro Peter Giger (percussionist).
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