Mohammad Reza mortazavi was born in 1978 in Isfahan/Iran. at the age of six he began his musical training at the music academy in Isfahan with master Hossein Purabutaleb. After receiving a thorough musical education he started on his own way. His novel and unique understanding of music secured him a leading position at a wide variety of music festivals. The characteristic charm of his work consists not only in the creation of new styles and techniques, but also in the confident applications of these techniques to the purpose of communicating new spiritual contents and musical sensations. This has made him successfully introduce the percussion instrument tombak in Iran and abroad as a solo instrument beyond its traditional role as a mere musical accompaniment.