MOHAMMAD RASOULI was born in 1972 in the Golestan province, Iran. He started his music studies with Davoud Hosseini and Mehdi Ebrahimi in Gorgan. He studied the radif of Mirza Abdollah (one of the main repertoires of Persian classical music) with the master Abdolnaghi Afsharnia at the Art University in Tehran and ney with the masters Mohammadali Kiyaninejad and Hassan Kassai. His teachers of international classical music theory (harmony, counterpoint, solfege, etc.) include the masters Ahmad Pejman, Sharif Lotfi, Kambiz Roshanravan, Abdolreza Sadjadi and Hooshang Kamkar, and of Persian classical music, Dr Daryoush Safvat, Dr Mohamadtaghi Binesh, Dr Mansure Sabetzadeh, Hatam Askari Farahani, Mohammadreza Darvishi. Mohammad Rasouli was instructed in the philosophy of Persian classical music by Master Majid Kiyani.
Mohammad Rasouli has performed extensively both as a soloist and a member of various ensembles (including those of the music students of the Art University and Tehran University). He has been a member of music societies in Gorgan and Aliabad and has worked as a ney and music teacher in a number of schools in the Golestan province and in Tehran. Since 1997, he is a member of the Chakad ensemble and has collaborated with the Warsaw Philharmonic, promoting Persian classical music in Poland in 2004â€“2005. He has performed Neynava (a composition by Hossein Alizadeh' for ney and a string orchestra) with the Kalisz Philharmonic and the orchestra of Otwarta Filharmonia Agrafki Muzycznej. He has given many concerts in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Austria. With the Chakad ensemble, he has performed at the Warsaw Cross Culture Festival. He has taught master classes at the Chopin Academy of Music in Jaroslaw (Old Music Festival), performed with the tonbak master Bahman Rajabi at the Music Academy of Krakow and given concerts with Bahram Sarang, the famous singer.