Who is Davoud Shirazi?

Davoud Shirazi is a santour maker and player who has a lot of ideas and registered inventions in the category of Iranian musical instruments, especially Persian santoor. He is the founder of Santoor Center in Iran.

Davoud Shirazi  was born in 1983 in Shiraz, Iran. He found his passion for music and art, so got graduated from the University of Shiraz in music and selected the Iranian musical instrument Kamancheh and Santoor for his professional musical instrument.


Davoud Shirazi

Davoud Gholami Shirazi


After graduation from university, he came to Tehran with his friend Ali Zand Vakili (Iranian singer) and tried to make his ideas in music. He continued learning santoor playing in Meastro Ardavan Kamkar's class.


Davoud Shirazi with Ardavan Kamkar


Davoud's most important invention is Ravankook which is a new tuning system for Iranian santoor. Ravankook makes it very convenient and stable to tune a Persian santour.


Davoud Shirazi


Many of the santoor players and makers accepted and used his santoor tuning system for their instruments.

Davoud Shirazi and Shajarian

Davoud Shirazi


After a while in Tehran, he found that he should make santoors on his own and become a santoor maker because he found many improvements in santoor making. So, he founded Santoor Center.


Davoud Shirazi is a santoor maker

Davoud Shirazi is making santoor

Davoud Shirazi and Santoor Center


He is also a poet. He composed many poems in the Persian language. Some of the Iranian singers used his poems in their songs.


Davoud Shirazi is a Persian poet


He always has a lot of beautiful flowers or trees in his workroom or home as he loves nature. His favorite flower is narcissus(Narges in Persian) which has been planting in his birthplace.


Davoud Shirazi loves nature and flowers

Davoud Shirazi and Nanarcissus


Davoud Shirazi has participated in many exhibitions and concerts like Musikmesse in Frankfurt and Hackbrett Festival in Switzerland.





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