Mojtaba Mirzadeh

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Mojtaba Mirzadeh

Mojtaba Mirzadeh (Persian: مجتبی میرزاده‎) (18 March 1946[1] – 19 July 2005) was a renowned Kurdish Iranian Violin, Kamancheh, and Setar player who was influential in Persian classical music.[2] He played, composed and arrangement music for many famous kurdish and Iranian singers such as Hasan Zirak, Mazhar Khaleqi, Hayedeh, Moein, Nader Golchin, Shahram Nazeri, Shahab Jezayeri, Googoosh, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Dariush Eghbali, Homeyra, Golpa, Alireza Eftekhari and Reza Saqaee.[3] He was known by the music community as "the genius". Iranian classical and pop composer, Sadeq Nojooki says that Mirzadeh was the greatest musician that he ever saw in his life. He was also the composer for many films.


Mojtaba Mirzadeh was born on 18 March 1946 in the city of Ilam. At the age of 9 he moved to Kermanshah, Iran with his family. He later moved to Tehran. Mojtaba grew up in a poor family. He would make sounds from pans and pots in the kitchen when he was child. He then started to learn Santur, but quit shortly after learning it. When he was fourteen, his father offered to buy him a violin.


Mojtaba died from a heart attack on Sunday, 19 July 2005, aged 59.



Numerous tracks and albums including the following:

  • Mojtaba Mirzadeh: Iranian Violin Improvising, (2007)
  • Raz -e- Gol (Persian Traditional Music), (1994)
  • Kurdish lullaby, composed, arranged and played by Mojtaba Mirzadeh, sung by Mazhar Khaleghi

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  2. ^ Gunter, Michael M. (2010). Historical dictionary of the Kurds. Scarecrow Press. p. 220. ISBN 978-0-8108-6751-2.
  3. ^ "Lor singer Reza Saqqaii dies at 71". Tehran Times. 20 July 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2011.