CHĀRGĀN I (Persian String Quartet)


Consisting of four Persian bowed stringed instruments, was founded in the spring of 2007 in order to experience new aspects of Iranian music as a Persian string quartet. Although the combination of tow Kamânches, Qaychak alto, and Qaychak bass and its register obviously brings to the mind the similarity to the Western type, classical string quartet, it is clear that the specialties and the qualities of these instruments, including timber , performance techniques, and so on, all make the distinctive qualities between these two quartets. The composing and arranging style of composed pieces for this ensemble can accentuate and highlight the differences or the similarities.
CHĀRGĀN ensemble has participated in producing several movies’ soundtrack and now is producing its first album.
CHĀRGĀN ensemble does not impose any restriction in the way it chooses the composers from different styles and schools.


Iranian String Quartet

Collection of piece

Composers: Sharif Lotfi, Ardeshir Kamkar, Saeid Honarmand, Ali Samadpour, Iman Vaziri, Hamed Afshari

Publisher: Mahoor Institute of Culture and Arts

Release Date: 2016

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CHĀRGĀN Iranian String Quartet:

Ehsan Zabihifar: Kamanche 1

Keykhosro Mokhtari: Kamanche 2

Shima Shahmohammadi: Alto Qeychak

Hamed Afshari: Bass Qeychak


Hamid Qanbari: Tombak

(Guest Performer in Afshari Piece)


Bita Qasemi: Bass Qeychak

(in Nava Piece)

Sound Recording:

Somayye Habibian

Armin Karbaf & Mehrnaz Mohabatti (Agitation)

Keykavous Mokhtari (Nava)

Mix & Mastering: Hami Haqiqi