Mahmoud Zolfonoon, the Iranian violin master, has passed away at the age of 93 in the United States.
A student of Iranian music legends Ruhollah Khaleghi and Abolhassan Saba, Zolfonoon studied at Iran’s National Conservatory of Music.
In the 1940s, he joined National Radio Broadcasting and soon after the National Music Orchestra.
Later, he moved to the United States where he established himself as a music educator. “Naghd Sufi” remains one of Zolfonoon’s well-known compositions.
Zolfonoon’s brother, Jalal Zolfonoon, was a prominent Persian Tar master who passed away two years ago in Tehran.