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Hamid Motebassem was born to a musical family in Mashhad, northeastern Iran , in 1958. He studied Tar and Setar with H. Zareef, H. Salehi, Hossein Alizadeh, and Mohammad Reza Lotfi, and at the Art School of Tehran and the Conservatory of Persian Music.

He was an original member of the Aref Ensemble and is one of the founders of Dastan Ensemble, which was founded in 1991. Mr. Motebassem has performed in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. He lives in Germany, where he founded the Society of Tar and Setar Players and organizes annual seminars.

Links : Danstan Ensemble

His latest CDs With Dastan Ensemble: