From "Pegah" (Dawn) album cover introduction, published
by Kereshmeh Records (1996),
Los Angeles, California.
Parviz Meshkatian was born in 1955 in Neishabour, northeastern
Iran. He started his musical training at the age of six with his
late father, Hassan. The late Meshkatian played the tar and the
santur masterfully and was also familiar with the violin and the
Meshkatian tours Europe and Asia and regularly performs in France,
Germany, England, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark. In 1992
Meshkatian and the Aref Ensemble won the first prize of the Spirit
of the earth Festival in England.
His collaboration with Mohammad Reza Shajarian in the past 15
years has produced some of the most beautiful recordings of Iranian
contemporary classical music. While continuing his work as a composer
and a researcher, Meshkatian is currently teaching music at Tehran
Here is a sample from the Pegah album performed with Meshkatian
on santur, Nasser Farhangfar on tombak (in RealAudio format).
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