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Front Row: Zolfonum Ensemble
Front Row: Zolfonum Ensemble
Jalal Zolfonun, born 1937 in Abadeh, Fars, Iran, is a master of the setar, as well a composer and teacher of Persian music. In 1967, Jalal was accepted into the faculty of the Fine Arts department of Tehran University, where he studied the setar, dedicating himself to the delicate instrument. At age 72, Jalal Zolfonun continues to record a number albums on which he is featured as lead soloist, composer and ensemble player with a number of well-known singers and musicians he has toured worldwide. He lives in Iran, but tours outside in Europe, the US, Canada and Japan with his son, Soheil, and other musicians.
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