| Nishapur, Iran|
| Santur, Setar|
University of Tehran
| May 15, 1955
Nishapur (1955-05-15) |
Composer, Santur player
September 21, 2009, Tehran, Iran
Jane Oshagh / Gonbade Mina
Mohammad‑Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh, Javad Maroufi, Hamid Motebassem
Parviz Meshkatian Wikipedia
Parviz Meshkatian (May 15, 1955 – September 21, 2009; Persian: پرويز مشكاتيان) was an Iranian musician, composer, researcher and university lecturer.
Born in Nishapur, Meshkatian entered the Tehran Academy of Arts, where he studied music theory and was introduced to radif (the Persian classical music repertoire) by the masters Nour Ali Boroumand, Dariush Safvat, Mohammad Taghi Massoudieh, and Mehdi Barkeshli. He focused on the radif of Mirza Abdollah for santur and setar.
Meshkatian was one of the founding members of the Aref Ensemble, founded in 1977, as well as the Sheyda Ensemble. He was also one of the founding members of the Chavosh Artistic and Cultural Foundation. The Chavosh foundation has played a major role in the development of Iranian music for a few decades.
Meshkatian toured Europe and Asia and regularly performed in countries such as France, Germany, England, Sweden, Netherlands, and Denmark. In the spring of 1982 he published the book Twenty Pieces for Santour. In spring of 1992 Meshkatian and the Aref Ensemble won the first prize of the Spirit of the Earth Festival in England. Meshkatian's collaboration with Mohammad Reza Shajarian produced some of the most beautiful recordings of contemporary Persian traditional music. While continuing his work as a composer and a researcher, Meshkatian was teaching music at Tehran University.
Meshkatian died on September 21, 2009, in Tehran, of a heart attack.