Mohammad Reza Mortazavi in Australia

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi © Acci Baba Mohammad Reza Mortazavi © Acci Baba

Berlin-based Iranian Percussionist

Polyrhythmic structures and trance-like textures — these are the specialities of percussionist and composer Mohammad Reza Mortazavi. Born in Iran, the virtuoso moved to Berlin two decades ago. His highly skilful way of playing traditional Persian hand drums lets him emulate the sounds of a full band, an electronic artist or a full orchestra in a purely solo concert setting. Media outlets such as Arte, ZDF and Der Spiegel are full of praise for his work, and he has become a highly in-demand artist all over the world.

In August 2019, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi will perform at the Sydney Opera House (Uzton Room), Darwin Festival and Supersense Festival in Melbourne. His visit is supported by the Goethe-Institut.