Famous Composers from Iran

List of notable or famous composers from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Iran and even some popular composers who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Iran is included when available.

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  • 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. also took Harmony lessons under Houshang Ostovar.After 1941, having developed his violin technique ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Ali-Naqi Vaziri, also transcribed as Ali Naghi Vaziri (Persian: علی نقی وزیری) (1887 in Tehran, Persia – September 9, 1979) was a composer, thinker and a celebrated player of the tar. He is considered as a revolutionary icon in the history of 20th century Persian music. Ali-Naqi Vasiri (also known as Colonel Vaziri) is one of the seven children of Musa Khan Vaziri (a prominent official in the Persian Cossack Brigade) and Bibi Khatoon Astarabadi, a notable Iranian writer, satirist and one of the pioneering figures in the women's movement of Iran; her book Ma'ayeb al-Rejal (Failings of Men, also translated as Vices of Men) is considered by some as the first declaration of women's rights in ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1887-1979)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Bahram Dehghanyar

    Bahram Dehghanyar (Persian: بهرام دهقانیار‎, born July 7, 1965) is an Iranian musician and film composer. His first work in Iranian Broadcasting governmental television was the score for a children's serial, Grandma's Hut (خونه‌ی مادربزرگه). He has also composed the scores for Patriarchy (پدرسالار), Spouses (همسران), The Green House (خانه‌ی سبز), and Hotel (هتل).
    • Age: 57
  • Behzad Ranjbaran
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    Behzad Ranjbaran (born 1955, in Tehran) is a Persian composer.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Daryā Dādvar (Persian: دريا دادور‎, born in Mashhad, Iran) is an Iranian soprano soloist and composer living in Paris, France.
    • Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
  • Faramarz Aslani
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    Faramarz Aslani (Persian: فرامرز اصلانی‎) (born July 13, 1954) is an Iranian singer, guitarist, composer, songwriter, and Producer.
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran