SANTUR

The santur is a trapezium-shaped dulcimer with metal strings arranged in parallel and supported by tiny bridges. The instrument is played with delicate hammers whose heads are covered with felt.

 

The santur has a glittering sound and inThe Phoenix of Persia it represents the Mountain of Gems.

Like the santur, the piano also has stretched strings struck by felt-covered hammers. You don't often see the piano strings and hammers because they are inside the piano box! 

Meet santur player Saeid Kord Mafi

Listen to the sounds of the santur 

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The Phoenix of Persia project was made possible through generous funding from City, University of London, Iran Heritage Foundation and Arts Council England.