Early Years and Education: Meshkatian showed a natural talent for music from his early years. His formal music education began at the Tehran Conservatory of Music, where he studied under master musicians such as Noor-Ali Boroumand and Dariush Safvat. This rigorous training helped him develop a deep understanding of Persian classical music and honed his skills on the santur and setar.

Career Beginnings and Hardships: Meshkatian’s career began in earnest in the mid-1970s when he joined the Center for the Preservation and Propagation of Iranian Music. Here, he worked alongside other notable musicians like Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh, and Mohammad Reza Lotfi. Despite the political turmoil in Iran during this period, including the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Meshkatian and his colleagues were dedicated to preserving and promoting Persian classical music.

Rise to Stardom: Meshkatian’s collaboration with Mohammad Reza Shajarian, one of Iran’s most renowned vocalists, marked a significant turning point in his career. Their album “Bidad,” released in 1984, was a major success and cemented Meshkatian’s reputation as a leading figure in Persian classical music. His innovative compositions and masterful santur playing received widespread acclaim, and he became a prominent figure in the Iranian music scene.

Successes and Contributions: Throughout his career, Meshkatian composed numerous pieces and performed extensively, both in Iran and internationally. He was a key member of the Aref Ensemble and the Sheyda Ensemble, two groups that played crucial roles in the revival and promotion of Persian classical music. His work often blended traditional melodies with contemporary elements, making his music accessible to a wider audience.

Meshkatian also dedicated a significant portion of his life to teaching, passing on his knowledge to a new generation of musicians. His students include some of today’s most prominent Iranian musicians, ensuring that his legacy lives on.

Real Name: Parviz Meshkatian

Date of Birth: May 15, 1955

Birth Place: Neyshabur, Iran

Residence: Lived in Tehran, Iran until his passing

Nationality: Iranian

Religion: Muslim

Profession: Musician, Composer, Santur Player

Partner: Married to musician Pari Maleki

Father: Hassan Meshkatian

Mother: Not widely documented

Horoscope: Taurus

Age: Passed away at 54