music instructor: daf & tanbur
He is originally from Tabriz, Iran and currently resides in the Washington DC area. He is a Psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association, with a specialty in music therapy and meditation. He started Persian classic music with piano by Mr.Vazik Vartanian, Santoor with Mr.Ali Sanat talab, Divan with Mr. Arsalan Kaveh , Daf studied under Mr.Masood Habibi .During the years of 1991-1993 he studied under Mr. hossein Dehlavi and Farhad Fakhredini .On 1995 he founded The Hadis Ensemble , as composer ,player and director .Also He has traveled world-wide as manager and player of Dalahoo orchestra of more than 60 Daf players to perform at Sufi festivals such as the Konya Rumi International Sufi concert in Turkey, Europe 2001-2003 and the Jahan-e-Khosro Sufi Festival (2001-2005,2011) in India. He has performed with some of the most famous ensembles including Hadis, Masnavi, and Dalahoo for various venues including the opening ceremony for the National Olympic Canoe Committee. His recent performances in the District of Columbia include Georgetown University, The Washington DC Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center(2005,6,7,8,9 and 2010 ), Library of Congress Folk life Concerts and the Smithsonian Folk life Festival. In 2006 the Maryland State Arts Council recognized his outstanding contributions with a Maryland Traditions grant. This past spring the United Nations honored Naser Khorasani to perform for the assembly in commemoration of the Persian-language poet and philosopher Mawlana Jalal-ud-Din Balkhi-Rumi.( 2007 ) In 2007 as manager and member of The Dalahoo Sufi Ensemble Khorasani began a global tour. To date the ensemble has performed in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver (Canada), Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York ,San Francisco (United States),Europe Festival in France (2008), Doha, Dubai, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, (Asia). There are 12 pieces of music for films and more than 167 audio pieces in which he has played in either as a soloist or ensemble. Naser Khorasani directs the daf division of Sama Ensemble and currently teaches at the Center for Sama Ensemble Music center (SEMC) in Vienna, Virginia.