Zoufonoun Ensemble

The Zoufonoun Ensemble is a notable Persian classical music group consisting of Ostad Mahmoud Zoufonoun (violin) and his four sons Amir (vocals, setar), Ramin (tar, Persian-tuned piano), Amin (setar), and Omid (cello). A variety of percussionists have performed with the group, including Shahram Kazemi, Houman Pourmehdi, and Siamak Pouyan.
The group performs large-scale suites composed by Mahmoud Zoufonoun while presenting vocal and instrumental improvisations by each member. Notable among these compositions is Naghde Sufi (suite in the mode of Rastpanjgah), and Faash Migooyam (suite in the mode of Chahargah). In recent years, through the addition of cello, Omid Zoufonoun has expanded the compositions to include elements of Western counterpoint and harmony.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Zoufonoun Ensemble has performed throughout the United States, including such venues as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Herbst Theater, and the Palace of Fine Arts.

Click below to hear an excerpt from Ostad Zoufonoun’s suite in the mode of Chahargah performed live in Boston:

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