Mojtaba Mirzadeh

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Mojtaba Mirzadeh (Persian: مجتبی میرزاده‎) (1945 – 19 July 2005) was a renowned Kurdish Iranian Violin, Kamancheh, and Setar player who was influential in Persian classical music.[1] 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.[2]. 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.

History[edit]

Mojtaba Mirzadeh was born in 1945 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.

Death[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

  • Nikah Halala (1971)
  • Doroshkechi (1971)
  • Mardi dar toofan (1972)
  • Dar emtedad shab (1978)
  • Dada (1983)

Albums[edit]

Numerous tracks and albums including the following:

  • Mojtaba Mirzadeh: Iranian Violin Improvising, (2007)
  • Raz -e- Gol (Persian Traditional Music), (2010)
  • Kurdish lullaby, composed, arranged and played by Mojtaba Mirzadeh, sung by Mazhar Khaleghi

Weblinks[edit]

Imdb page from Mojtaba

Mojtaba Mirzadeh on Facebook

References[edit]

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