Parviz Meshkatian

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Parviz Meshkatian
Parviz Meshkatian.jpg
Background information
Born(1955-05-15)May 15, 1955
Nishapur, Iran
DiedSeptember 21, 2009(2009-09-21) (aged 54)
Tehran, Iran
GenresPersian music
Occupation(s)Composer, Santur player
Instrument(s)Santur, Setar
Years active1977–2009

Parviz Meshkatian (Persian: پرويز مشكاتيان; May 15, 1955 – September 21, 2009) 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,[1] 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.[2]

Meshkatian died on September 21, 2009, in Tehran, from a heart attack.[3]

The grave of Meshkatian - fot. Ivonna Nowicka.


Meshkatian's statute near his tomb in Neyshabour
Year Album Peak positions
2013 Dawn 62
1994 Maqame Sabr


  1. ^ "Tehran center to celebrate Mohammadreza Lotfi's 71st birthday". 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Biography on Kereshmeh Records website".
  3. ^ "Santur virtuoso Parviz Meshkatian passes away at 54". Tehran Times. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  4. ^ " Parviz Meshkatian discography page". Retrieved 2013-03-03.

External links[edit]

  • Official Website.
  • Santur virtuoso Parviz Meshkatian passes away at 54, in English, Mehr News Agency, Monday, 21 September 2009, [1].
  • Parviz Meshkatian, the Iranian musician and composer, died, in Persian, BBC Persian, Monday 21 September 2009, [2].
  • Meshkatian was a Santour prodigy, in Persian, Mehr News Agency, Monday, 21 September 2009, [3].
  • Funeral ceremony held for Parviz Meshkatian, in Persian, IRNA, Thursday, 24 September 2009, [4][permanent dead link].
    Note: According to this report, after the ceremony in Tehran, the body of Parviz Meshkatian has been moved to Nishapur, where he will buried in a cemetery adjacent to the tomb of Attar Neyshabouri on Saturday 26 September 2009.
  • Mehdi Setāyeshgar, The Master of Eternal Mezrābs, in Persian, Jadid Online, Friday, 25 September 2009, [5].
    An audio slideshow by Bahār Navā'i, Jadid Online: [6] (3 min).
  • Meshkatian burial ceremony of Meshkatian in Neyshabour september 2009
  • Meshkatian tomb stone near Attar garden
  • Meshkatian died: The mournful at the funeral ceremony of Meshkatian, a collection of 18 photographs, Mardomak, Friday, 25 September 2009, [7].
  • Albums Available at Amazon.