Mohammad was born in Tehran as son of a publisher who published books about poetry, philosophy and mysticism. While he was still at school, one morning he met a dervish, playing on his NEY/reed-flute and singing verses of the Persian mystic Rumi. This left a deep impression on him and the yearning for this attitude towards life always remained deep in his mind.
Since then Mohammad has developed a quite high mastery of this demanding instrument found throughout the Arab, Turkish and Persian world. In all its simplicity it is one of the most perfect of all wind instruments.
Mohammad Eghbal allows himself individualistic transformation and interpretation of Persian music without consensus on its basis and structures, nevertheless very freely performed. He tries to create a living music from inner emanations, asking like Rumi for the source of sound, for the source of live and spirituality. Within each note of the reed flute lies the longing for the reed bed, the longing to go beyond separation to unity.
Mohammad Eghbals vision is for music to act a universal language in order to communicate between people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. He sees sound and music as a path that may enable people to grasp the underlying essence of things, without imposing a cultural or religious doctrine. Mohammad’s music and compositions are inspired by the poetry of eastern mystics, especially by Mevlana Djellaledin Rumi.
Mohammad did many concerts as a solo artist, were part of many cross-over-projects (recently the Bombay-Festival invited by the great Indian Sarangi-player Ustad Sultan Khan) all over the world (USA, Europe, India) together with his wife and many other musicians with different cultural backgrounds.