Hedayat Shafeei


Hedayat Shafeei (tar player) has been studying and practicing Persian music for over 30 years. Before moving to the US, he studied tar (the Persian long-necked stringed instrument) under Mansoor Seenaki at the Center for Preservation and Cultivation of Persian Classical Music (Markaze Hefz va Eshaeie Mosighie Sonati). In the US, he studied tar, radif, theory, and history of Persian music under two of the greatest masters of Persian music, Maestro Mohamad Reza Lotfi and Maestro Dariush Talai. He is currently teaching and performing Persian classical music in the New York area.