Mehdi Rostami was born in Kermanshah, Iran. At the age of six he began to learn to play the setar with Siavash Nourpour. He studied the advanced repertory of Persian classical music with maestros Mohammadreza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh and took masterclasses with Kayhan Kalhor.
Today, Mehdi is an accomplished musician and setar player. His performance shows a profound grasp of the tradition, while as an improviser he freely experiments and transcends the limits of the purely classical. He uses the instrument’s full register and expressive possibilities, creating a fresh and elaborate atmosphere.