Mirza Abdollah

Musical Artist

1843 – 1918

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Who was Mirza Abdollah?

Mirza Abdollah, also known as Agha Mirza Abdollah Farahani, was a tar and setar player. He is among the most significant musicians in Iran's history. Born in Tehran, he and his younger brother Mirza Hossein Gholi started learning music from their father Ali Akbar Farahani who was a well-known musician.

He is best known for his radif for tar and setar and for his fruitful music lessons. Abolhasan Saba, Esmaeil Ghahremani and Ali-Naqi Vaziri were among his students.

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Born
1843
Tehran
Nationality
  • Iran
Lived in
  • Tehran
Died
1918

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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