Parviz Mahmoud

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Parviz Mahmoud (1910 – 1996) was a Persian composer and conductor. He was the founder of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra in its modern form. His father Mahmoud Mahmoud (Pahlavi) was a famous Persian writer, researcher and politician.


Parviz studied composition at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and for a few years he was professor and director of Tehran Conservatory.

Immigration to the US[edit]

In 1959 he moved to the United States and did not continue his musical activities seriously anymore. A few years after the immigration he received his PhD from the University of Indiana. His dissertation was about the theory of Persian music and its relation to Western practice.


  • "Persian Suite" for orchestra
  • "Kurdish Fantasy" for piano and orchestra
  • "Mehregan Suite" for orchestra


  • Safai, Ebrahim. "History of Tehran Conservatory of Music", Ministry of Culture and Art Publications, Tehran, 1977.
  • Sepanta Sassan. "An Outlook to Persian Music", Mashal Publications, Tehran, 1990.
  • Akbarzadeh, Pejman. "Persian Musicians" (vol.1), Nadid Publications, Shiraz / Tehran, 2000.