Saturday 3 February 2007
Veteran Iranian violin player Faramarz Seddiqi-Parsi, known as Parviz Yahaqi, died at the age of 71 here early Friday. He died of as yet unknown reason in his house, his fellow musician D. Ganjei said.
Born in Tehran in 1936, Yahaqi started his career in the 1940s in the state radio at the invitation of the late Navvab Safa, the musician and then manager of music programs.
He started contributing to Golha program when he was 18, composing My Beloved, Where Are You? which was sung by the late vocalist G. Banan.
His pieces were mostly performed by his contemporary old hands of Iranian music like A. Saba, H. Yahaqi, M. Mahjubi, A. Tajvidi, H. Badiei, M. Mir-Naqibi, N. Zarrinpanjeh, H.A. Vaziri-Tabar, H. Tehrani, and himself.
The virtuoso composed other beautiful and inspiring works during his career.
See online : Listen to Parviz Yahaqi on darvish.net