Ali-Akbar Morādi (Persian: علیاکبر مرادی) is a well known Iranian-Kurdish musician and composer and is the leading tanbur player of Kurdistan, Iran. He was born in 1957 in Gooran, Kermānshāh, Iran. Moradi began playing Tanbur at the age of seven. At age of 12, Moradi began studying with Tanbur masters such as Mirza Sayyed Ali Kafashyan, Kaki Allah Morad Hamidi, Sayyed Vali Hosseini and Mahmoud Alavi. He learned the Kurdish maqam repertoire.