Arslan Hazreti


Azeri, Iranian


Arslan Hazreti was born in Iran & has lived in Istanbul since 2004. He began learning kamancha at age 13 & studied mugham with Cavit Murtezaoğlu.

In 1994, he won first place at the International Fajr Festival, where he presented a kamancha he'd made. In 1996, he invented a five-stringed kamancha, later also developing the bass, baritone and kabak kamanchas. He founded a workshop and various stylistic studies on the production of kamancha, developing different methods for intonation and playing.

His teaching technique is based on integrating human anatomy with the instrument, to produce a high energy performance with minimal effort. He also teaches Azerbaijani and Iranian modal systems.

He has performed with many artists, such as İmamyar Hasanov, Ross Daly, Derya Türkan and Ugur Onur.