Ali Tajvidi

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Ali Tajvidi
علی تجويدی
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Background information
Birth nameAli Tajvidi
Born(1919-11-07)November 7, 1919
Tehran, Iran
DiedMarch 15, 2006(2006-03-15) (aged 86)
Tehran, Iran
Genres Classical, folk, traditional
Occupation(s) Musician, Conductor, Violinist, songwriter, Composer, Professor
Years active1940–1979
Associated acts Hayedeh, Delkash, Mahasti, Homeyra

Ali Tajvidi (Persian : علی تجويدی; November 7, 1919 – March 15, 2006) was an Iranian musician, composer, violinist, songwriter, and music professor at the School of National Music and Tehran University. He composed more than 150 songs and discovered and produced for many Persian performers such as Delkash and Hayedeh. He was born in Tehran, where his father was active as a painter in the style of Kamal-ol-Molk. In his youth he took violin lessons for two years under Hossein Yahaghi (uncle of Parviz Yahaghi) and for many years was under the tutelage of Abol-Hassan Saba for the violin as well. [1] [2] [3] also took Harmony lessons under Houshang Ostovar. [4] [5]

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After 1941, having developed his violin technique considerably, Tajvidi performed regularly as a violin soloist in Radio Iran programs. In later years, he conducted two orchestras, for which he wrote numerous compositions. Asheqi Sheyda, Be Yad-e Saba, Atash-e Karevan, Didi ke Rosva Shod Delam, and Sang-e Khara are among his best known works. He wrote a three-volume book, entitled "Persian Music", which has been released by the Soroush Publishing Company. In 1978 the Iranian government acknowledged his musical accomplishments by awarding him the highest artistic medal that they dispense. [1]

During his career Tajvidi cooperated with outstanding contemporary artists including Delkash, Gholamhossein Banan, Hossein Qavami, Mahmoud Mahmoudi-Khansari, Akbar Golpaygani, Hossein Khajeh Amiri (a.k.a. Iraj), Jalil Shahnaz, Farhang Sharif, Habibollah Badiei, Parviz Yahaghi, Javad Maroufi, Faramarz Payvar, Mehdi Khaledi, Homayoun Khorram. Homeira, a noted singer, first became famous by the song (sabram ata kon) which was composed by Ali Tajvidi. Tajvidi also composed some songs that he played solo on the violin. He is regarded as one of the best violinists in Iran, on a par with Parviz Yahaghi. He also played the Setar. He made Radif which concerns the traditional music of Iran: maghami or dhastgahi for the violin.

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  1. 1 2 See biography of Ali Tajvidi at the Rouhollah Khaleghi Artistic Center.
  2. "". Archived from the original on 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2007-01-03.
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