Hassan Nahid

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– Life Period

– Career Period

– How many practice sessions do you conduct before a performance?

– How have you changed your fingering technique on the Ney?

– The Ney Instrument

– Your most prideful performance

– How has music influenced your lifestyle?

– The status and challenges of playing the Ney

– Has our instrumental music fallen into repetition? What is the future direction of music?

– The difference in teaching music between past and present and its dangers

– The difference between the old and new generations in Iranian music

– Why doesn’t our music become global?

– What disappoints you?

– Self-description and aspirations

– What surprises you most in today’s world?


Hassan Nahid began his musical journey at the age of 18 under the tutelage of Hossein Tehrani, an Iranian tombac player and musician. He was a student of Hassan Kasa’i, a renowned Ney player. Nahid describes his working method as follows: “I have never imitated the late Kasa’i and have pursued my own work.”


He participated in an orchestra that, with the collaboration of Asadollah Malek, Manouchehr Jahangirloo, Farhang Sharif, Mahmoudi Khansari, and others, organized a program called “Melodies from National Music.” He also participated in an orchestra called Darvish in the radio and was later invited to join the Rudaki Orchestra, which was formed by Ibrahim Mansouri, Habibollah Badi’i, Ali Tajvidi, Ahmad Abadi, Reza Varzandeh, Asghar Bahari, and Farhad Fakhreddini. In 1341, he was invited to the Golha program by Hossein Ghavami and began his collaboration in this program. Hassan Nahid also collaborated for twenty years in culture and art with the Farāmārz Pāyvar Orchestra. In 1392, Hassan Nahid was awarded a first-class artistic degree. He was honored at the twenty-first International Fajr Music Festival in 1384.


To introduce traditional and authentic Iranian music, Hassan Nahid traveled to countries such as Turkey, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria accompanied by singers such as Hossein Ghavami, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Mahmoud Mahmoudi Khansari, and Abdul Wahhab Shahidi, and participated in programs titled “Concert of Iranian National Instruments.”


In an interview in April 2018, he said that he had not been able to play the ney for three or four years due to an implant surgery. Finally, after a period of illness, he passed away on Friday, February 16, 2023, at his home. His body was transferred from Vahdat Hall to the Artists Section of Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery on Tuesday, February 20, in the presence of a gathering of Iranian musicians. At the funeral ceremony of Hassan Nahid, musicians such as Mohammad Esmaeili, Milad Kiaee, Alireza Eftekhari, Bijan Bijani, Hossam Aldin Sarrāj, Soheil Mahmoudi, Shahou Andalibi, and other prominent figures were present. Mohammad Esmaeili said at the ceremony, “He was an example of ethics, love, and … a first-class musician in Iran.” And Milad Kiaee called him “one of the legends of ethics and culture.”



– Playing in the Golha program under the leadership of Rouhollah Khaleghi.

– Playing in the Saba Orchestra under the leadership of Hossein Dehlavi.

– Playing in the Peyvār Group Orchestra under the supervision of Farāmārz Pāyvar.

  • Birthday: 4 July 1943
  • Death: 16 February 2023
  • Birthplace: Mashhad, Khorasan, Iran
  • Interview date: 14.01.2017

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