Who is Parviz Meshkatian ?
Parviz Meshkatian (born 1955 in Nishapur) is a renowned Persian musician, composer, researcher and University lecturer. He was considered by critics to be one of the most promising artists of his generation.
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, founded in 1977, and 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 tours Europe and Asia and regularly performs in a few countries such as France, Germany, England, Sweden, Netherlands, and Denmark. In the spring of 1982 he published the book titled "Twenty Pieces for Santour". In spring of 1992 Meshkatian and Aref Ensemble won the first prize of the Spirit of the Earth Festival in England. Meshkatian's Collaboration with Mohammad Reza Shajarian has produced some of the most beautiful recordings of contemporary Persian traditional music. While continuing his work as a composer and a researcher, Meshkatian is currently teaching music at the Tehran University.