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Celebrated Iranian violin player Parviz Yahaghi dies

TEHRAN, Feb. 3 (Mehr News Agency) -- Veteran Iranian violin player Faramarz Seddiqi-Parsi, known as Parviz Yahaghi, died at the age of 71 in Tehran early Friday. Yahaghi died of as yet unknown reason in his house, his fellow musician Davud Ganjei said.

Born in Tehran, Yahaghi 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 Gholamhossein Banan.

His pieces were mostly performed by his contemporary old hands of Iranian music like Abolhassan Saba, Hossein Yahaqi, Morteza Mahjubi, Ali Tajvidi, Habibollah Badiei, Mohammad Mir-Naqibi, Nasrollah Zarrinpanjeh, Hossein-Ali Vaziri-Tabar, Hossein Tehrani, and himself.

The virtuoso composed other beautiful and inspiring works during his career.

Copyright (c) 2007 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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