Parviz Meshkatian

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About Parviz Meshkatian Parviz Meshkatian (May 15, 1955, Nishapur – September 21, 2009, Tehran) (Persian: پرويز مشكاتيان) was a renowned Persian musician, composer, researcher and university lecturer. 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 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. Meshkatian died on September 21, 2009 of a heart attack.

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Rank Name Total
42. Sami Yusuf 245
43. Amir Tataloo 225
44. Faramarz Payvar 200
45. Jalil Shahnaz 190
46. Parviz Meshkatian 185
47. Hossein Alizadeh 177
48. Hasan Kassai 167
49. Homayon Shajarian 164
50. Iraj Bastami 163

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Rank Name Total
496. Sakhi Jahangir 194
497. Jean Pierre Danel 192
498. Jalil Shahnaz 190
499. Vineeth Sreenivasan 189
500. Parviz Meshkatian 185
501. Efraín David Fines 184
502. Giuseppe Verdi 181
503. Ramy Sabry 181
504. Shafiq Mureed 180

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