Rumi Fest

Mohammad Rasouli

momad_b Mohammad Rasouli is one of those rare masters of playing the reed flute – Ney, who were recognized in the West. The Ney is one of the most ancient Persian musical instruments, with the history dating long before Common Era.

Mohammad started learning Ney in 1991 from Master Mehdi Ebrahimi and graduated from the Tehran Art University, where he studied Ney from Master Abdolnaghi Afsharnia. After finishing the academic education he continued to improve his musical mastership. He is a member of Chakad ensemble and performed regularly since he was living in Iran and was teaching Ney in different music schools in Tehran and Gorgan.

Since 2004 Mohammad has been living in Warsaw, Poland. He gives concerts with Maria Pomianowska and Neyriz ensemble. Mohammad Rasouli recorded Audio CD’s NEY SOLO Persian classical music, played Ney for Albums SHOLIZ (bakhtiyari music), CHOPIN NA 5 KONTYNENTACH, and also in musical films such as SZUKAŁEM WAS, WINO TRUSKAWKOWE, with music by the great Polish composer Michał Lorenc. Performed solo Ney also with Chakad and zespół Polski at numerous festivals and concerts in Iran, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Japan. Played NEYNAVA in Poland with different Polish Philharmonic orchestras such as Kalisz, Radom, Słupsk, Łódz, Beethoven Krakow, and Katowice Orchestra.