Famous Violinists from Iran

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

Ruhollah Khaleqi and Shardad Rohani are only the beginning of the people on this list.

This historic violinists from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian violinists of note?" and "Who are the most famous violinists from Iran?" These prominent violinists of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian violinists.

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  • Abol Hasan Sabā (April 15, 1902 – December 19, 1957) (Persian: ابوالحسن صبا‎) was a renowned Iranian composer, violinist, and setar player.
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1902-1957)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • 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
  • Bijan Mortazavi
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    Bijan Mortazavi

    Bijan Mortazavi (Persian: بیژن مرتضوی‎), (born November 16, 1957 in Babol, Iran), is an Iranian Virtuoso Violinist, Musician, Composer, Songwriter, Arranger and Singer.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Juybar, Iran
  • 'Ostad (“Master”) Mahmoud Zoufonoun' (Persian: محمود ذوالفنون, sometimes pronounced "Zolfonoon" or "Zolfonun" in Persian, 1 January 1920 – 19 October 2013) was an accomplished musician in the art of Persian traditional music.
    • Age: Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)
    • Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran
  • Ostad Mohammad Baharloo

    Mohammad Baharloo was a renowned Iranian musician, violinist, composer and conductor.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1929-2007)