Alireza Mashayekhi

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Alireza Mashayekhi
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Alireza Mashayekhi at the 30th Fajr International Music Festival, 19 February 2015
Background information
GenresPersian symphonic music
Occupation(s)Musician, conductor, composer

Alireza Mashayekhi is an Iranian musician, composer and conductor. He is one of the first Iranian composers of Persian Symphonic Music.[verification needed]

Early life[edit]

Mashayekhi was born in Tehran in 1940. His first teachers were Lotfollah Mofakham Payan (Iranian music), Hossein Nasehi (composition) and Ophelia Kombajian (piano). He then studied in Vienna with Hanns Jelinek and Karl Schiske.

After graduating from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, he went to Utrecht, the Netherlands, to study electronic and computer music, and attended lectures by Gottfried Michael Koenig.[1]


Alireza Mashayekhi at the 30th Fajr International Music Festival

In 1993, with cooperation of the pianist Farima Ghavam-Sadri, Mashayekhi founded the Tehran Contemporary Music Group. In 1995 he established the Iranian Orchestra for New Music,[2] which released its first recording in 2002 on Hermes Records.

In 2007, Sub Rosa (label) released Persian Electronic Music: Yesterday and Today 1966–2006, a double-disc anthology that includes works by Mashayekhi and Ata Ebtekar. In 2009, Brandon Nickell’s Isounderscore label released the vinyl double LP Ata Ebtekar & The Iranian Orchestra for New Music Performing Works of Alireza Mashayekhi “Ornamental”. Mashayekhi granted Ebtekar full creative freedom to work with the Iranian Orchestra for New Music to arrange and transform his compositions.



  • Symphony No. 8 for Piano and Orchestra
    • Piano: Farimah Ghavamsadri; National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by Vladimir Sirenko
  • Music for Piano
    • Piano: Farimah Ghavamsadri[7]
  • Happy Electronic Sounds[8]
  • Ravi-Azar-Kimia music Institute
    • White Cactus


  • Modal Counterpoint
  • Tonal Counterpoint: Bach Composition
  • Harmony: Classical Composition
  • All Those Years without Memory

See also[edit]


  1. ^ See Bob Gluck, “A New East-West Synthesis: Conversations with Iranian Composer Alireza Mashayekhi.”
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ Shahrzad (CD). Tehran: Tehran University. 2004. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ Symphony No. 3 (CD). Tehran: Hermes Records. 2007. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. ^ Symphony No. 4 (CD). Tehran: Music Center of Hozeh Honari. 2007. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ Symphony No. 5 (CD). Tehran: Music Center of Hozeh Honari. 2009. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  7. ^ Music for Piano (CD). Tehran: Hermes Records. 2004. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  8. ^ Happy Electronic Sounds (CD). Tehran: Musical Center of Hozeyeh Honari. 2005. |access-date= requires |url= (help)