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 two 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
Bayat e Esfahan Performance
Composers: Ali-Asghar Bahari, Abolhasan Saba, (Monsieur) Hayke Numian, Ehsan Zabihifar
Arranged: Ehsan Zabihifar – Hamed Afshari
Publisher: Mahoor Institute of Culture and Arts
Release Date: 2016
Chargan Iranian String Quartet:
Ehsan Zabihifar: Kamanche 1
Keykhosro Mokhtari: Kamanche 2
Shima Shahmohammadi: Alto Qeychak
Hamed Afshari: Bass Qeychak
Sound Recording: Somayye Habibian,
Armin Karbaf & Mehrnaz Mohabatti (Bahar)
Mix & Mastering: Hami Haqiqi