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Encyclopedia > Alexander Rahbari

Alexander (Ali) Rahbari Official Web Site (Persian: علی رهبری) is a Persian (Iranian) composer and conductor born in 1948. Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... The Persians of Iran (officially named Persia by West until 1935 while still referred to as Persia by some) are an Iranian people who speak Persian (locally named Fârsi by native speakers) and often refer to themselves as ethnic Iranians as well. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... See Conductor for other possible uses of the word. ...

Rahbari studied violin and composition with Rahmatollah Badiee and Hossein Dehlavi at the Persian National Music Conservatory. From the age of 17 he was a violinist at the Fine Arts Administration Orchestra, No. 1 (conducted by H. Dehlavi). After receiving his violin diploma from the National Conservatory he won a scholarship from the Persian Ministry of Culture and Art and moved to Austria. Rahabari continued his studies in composition and conducting at the Vienna Academy with Gottfried von Einem, Hans Swarovsky and Karl Österreicher. A violin The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart. ... Musical composition is: an original piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A musical composition A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance... Gottfried von Einem (1918–) was an Austrian composer living in Germany. ... Hans Swarowsky (September 16, 1899, Budapest, Hungary - September 10, 1975, Salzburg, Austria) was a Hungarian conductor. ...

Some months after his return to Iran, in 1973 he became director of the Persian National Music Conservatory and in 1974 director of the Tehran Conservatory of Music until 1977.

During this time Rahbari, in co-operation with some young Persian musicians, established Iran's Jeunesse Musicale Orchestra where he was its music director and permanent conductor. He also conducted the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, the National Iranian Radio and Television (NIRT) Chamber Orchestra and the Tehran Opera Orchestra as a guest conductor in Roudaki Hall. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, is the Iranian organization in control of radio and television. ... Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, is the Iranian organization in control of radio and television. ...

In 1977 he immigrated to Europe. In the same year he won the first prize of the Conducting Competition in Besancon, France and in 1978 received the silver medal in Geneva International Conducting Competition. In this year he recorded 3 LPs entitled "Symphonische Dichtungen aus Persien" [Symphonic Poems from Persia] with Nürnberg Symphony Orchestra in Germany including 6 works by some of the greatest 20th century Persian composers: "Bijan & Manijeh" by Hossein Dehlavi, "Dance", "Ballet-Immpressionen" and "Rhapsodie" by Ahmad Pejman, "Sheherazade" by Aminollah (Andre) Hossein, "Iranian Suite" by Houshang Ostovar, "Persian Mysticism in G" (his own composition) and "Mouvement Symphonic" by Mohammad-Taghi Massoudieh. Besan on is a French city, in the d partement of Doubs, of which it is the pr fecture. ... Symphonische Dichtungen aus Persien is the name of 3 gramophone records recorded with Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in 1980 conducted by Ali Rahbari. ... Aminollah Hossein (Born 1284 in Samarghand) was a celebrated Persian (Iranian) composer and Tar soloist. ...

1979 was the most important year in Rahbari's career. He was invited to conduct Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1980 Salzburg Easter Festival became Karajan's assistant. Entrance to the concert hall The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (a. ... Herbert von Karajan (Salzburg April 5, 1908 Anif near Salzburg – July 16, 1989) was an Austrian conductor. ...

From 1988 to 1996 Rahbari was the principal conductor of the Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra and after that became music director of Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra.

Most Famous Compositions

  • Persian Violin Concerto "Nohe Khan"
  • Beirut, for nine flutes
  • Music For Human Rights
  • Persian Ballets


  • "Persian Musicians" (vol.1); By Pejman Akbarzadeh. Navid-e Shiraz Publications, Tehran/Shiraz, 2000.

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Born in 1948 in Tehran - Iran, Alexander (Ali) Rahbari was trained in Vienna as a pupil of Gottfried von Einem, Hans Swarowsky and Karl Österreicher.
From 1997 until 1999, Rahbari was appointed as principle conductor of Zagreb Philharmonic and Virtuosi di Praga.
In 2005, Maestro Rahbari was invited to Iran as the Permanent Conductor of Tehran Symphony Orchestra.
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