Arya BastaniNezhad

Flutist, Neynavâz & Pedagogue


“I did enjoy your concert…the sound of the two flutes in the Bach reminded me of Rampal and the ney piece was hauntingly beautiful!”
Margaret Crawford


The ney, which is probably the oldest pitched instrument known to man, is a vertical end-blown flute with five finger holes in front and one thumb hole in the back. One of the principle instruments of Traditional Iranian Music, the ney has a range of two and a half octaves. Sound is produced when a stream  of air is directed by the tongue towards the opening of the instrument. In this way, sound is produced inside the mouth, via lip-tooth-tongue technique, which gives the ney a distinct timbre than that of the sound produced by the lips on.