Massoud Shaari was
born in 1961 in Tehran , Iran.
From the very childhood, he was deeply attached to Iranian
music and started learning Santur at the age of thirteen, taught
by the lost artist Manijeh Ali-pour.
After a while, he turned to learn Setar, monitored by
Dariush Talai and has continued playing it ever since. In 1982, he
begun learning Tar, taught by Mohammad Reza Lotfi, through whom he
became acquainted with the art of Iranian traditional music systems
(Radif) and its mysteries. In the meantime, he was honored to
be trained by master Bahari and spent a while playing old pieces with
interest in Setar lead him to Hossein Alizadeh, and in fact his artistic
promotion is indebted to this valuable master of Iranian music. As to
the fact that, in his childhood, he had also been trained by some
outstanding masters such as Hormozi and Forutan, managed to become
fully familiar and accustomed to Iranian classical music and
discovered its delicacies and beauties. Shaari has always tried to
reconstruct the works of the pioneer masters of music and this high
goal resulted in creation of two albums, "Shabahang" and
Shabahang we can see improvisation in Radif (Iranian traditional
music systems), and also reconstruction the works of some masters as
Roknneddin Mokhtary, Saba, Hormozi, and Forutan.
Karevan-Saba, the chief goal is interpretation of some pieces of music
for setar, originally composed by master Saba for violin.
has always endeavored to teach Iranian classical music and has been
involved in Setar tuition since 1981 in art centers directed by
private and public sectors. In this connection, he has trained many
apprentices following his artistic school. Now, he teaches privately,
as well as in Azad University, and artistic center of Kamkars
Ensemble. He follows
his special teaching method (which is under publish.)
seems that his insight of music is absolutely free, and he tries to
restore the lost elements of Iranian music such as forgotten rhythms
and melodies, and mix them with modern music.