What is unique about Mortazavi’s accomplishments is his immense success outside of Iran, where he is much admired among international music circles. Indeed, Mortazavi defines much of his work in the genre of light classical, and a bridge between the Eastern and Western musical traditions. Many of his songs have been performed in different languages in several countries. The quality and variety of sound he produces from the instrument is remarkable. Today, after nearly a quarter century Mr. Mortazavi remains as energetic and vibrant as ever and is universally recognized as one of Iran’s finest composers and violinists.