Homayoun Shajarian: Vocalist/Composer
Homayoun Shajarian, born in 1975, is the son of master vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian. He began playing tombak (goblet drum) at the age of five and later attended the Tehran Conservatory of Music. In addition to tombak, Homayoun plays the kamancheh and studies the vocal tradition with his father. Since 1991 he has played in numerous ensembles, accompanying his father on tombak in concerts in Europe, Iran and North America. His 2001 tour with the Masters of Persian Music ensemble marked his debut as a vocalist. As a disciple of his father, Homayoun has developed many similar vocal qualities, the great Persian vocal tradition for another generation.