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Sahba Motallebi



Biography

Sahba Motallebi is recognized internationally as a modern virtuoso of the tar and setar, lute-like stringed instruments central to one of the world’s great musical traditions. She began studying music as a young girl in Sari, northern Iran, and continues to perform worldwide. Motallebi has released a series of noted books as well as 10 recordings.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/9/2017: Sahba Motallebi

Sahba Motallebi is recognized internationally as a modern virtuoso of the tar and setar, lute-like stringed instruments central to one of the world’s great musical traditions. She began studying music as a young girl in Sari, northern Iran, and continues to perform worldwide. Motallebi has released a series of noted books as well as 10 recordings.

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