Heshmat Sanjari

Heshmat Sanjari

Heshmat Sanjari (1918 - January 4 1995) (حشمت سنجري) was a Persian (Iranian) conductor and composer, the son of Hossein Sanjari (d. 1942) who was well-known player on tar in Persia.


Heshmat Sanjari studied violin at the Tehran Conservatory of Music under Serge Khotsief and Conducting at the Vienna Music Acdemy as a pupil of Hans Swarowsky.

Conducting career

After studying violin at the conservatory, Sanjari was the conductor of Tehran Conservatory Students Orchestra and the director of the Conservatory in 1951.

From 1960 until 1971 he was the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.

As a guest conductor he conducted the National Iranian Radio and Television Chamber Orchestra and several European orchestras.


He composed the works Persian Pictures (in 5 movements) and Niayesh (Praise). The former is regarded by some as a masterpiece of contemporary Persian symphonic music. Both works have been recorded by Manuchehr Sahbai in Bulgaria with Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.


Akbarzadeh, Pejman. Persian Musicians (Vol.1). Navid-e Shiraz Publications, Shiraz/Tehran, 2000.

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