The Governor General of Kermanshah Houshang Bazvand described Nazeri, who was born in Kermanshah, “as a very outstanding artistic figure.”
He said the city is determined to have this valuable capacity of honoring the highly-praised musician as a chance for the further cultural development of the province, IRNA reported.
Nazeri was awarded France’s Chevalier des Arts et Lettres medal in 2007. The ‘Persian Nightingale’ achieved this award because of his efforts in Iranian classical music and has been introducing it to Western countries for three decades. He also received the Lifetime Cultural Heritage Award at the Annual Dinner of the Asia Society of New York on November 6, 2007.
He was the first Iranian vocalist to receive the Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2008.
He has also been granted the Asia Society’s prestigious Lifetime Cultural Heritage Award.
Nazeri has released over forty recordings to date. His album, ‘The One Hundred-Leaf Flower’ (‘Gol-e Sad Barg’) holds the title of the highest-selling album of Persian classical music and Sufi music in history.