Naqsh was founded in 2010 by Amir Sharifi and Mehdi Emami to compose and play in traditional Iranian music compositions based on the modal system called ‘Dastgah’.
The repertoire of Naqsh has two parts : Pieces based on the musical aesthetics of the Qajar period (18th and 19th centuries) and those based on the modal, rhythmic and formal system of pre-Qajar period (15th to 17th centuries). According to the particularities of each project and repertoire, Naqsh perform with different members of the ensemble.
The music of Naqsh is the result of the long cohabitation of the original technics and performing ideas of its singer and the inspiration of its composer. The artistic quality of all its members makes their musc captivating.