Farid Farjad was born in Tehran in 1938.
Farjad, who has got a profound knowledge on Persian Folk Music, also worked on Classical Western Music with violin. His works on Western Classical Music have got a big influence on the development of Persian music.
Farjad, who is known as one of the greatest violin virtuosos of the world, has released an album of five series: An Roozha I, An Roozha II, An Roozha III, An Roozha IV and An Roozha V. A collective album named “Golha Orchester” has also been released among his pieces.
Upon receiving his masters degree in classical music from the Tehran Music Conservatory in 1966, he won the "First Violin Seat" in the Tehran Symphony Orchestra and was appointed to serve a tenure at the conservatory to teach classical violin.
Farid's profound knowledge of Persian folk music and his gifted ability to draw on the highly advanced techniques of Western classical music has given life to an innovative style of violin performance in playing Persian music.
In "Anroozha" series album, Farid, with his unique style, has recreated melodies which are reminiscent of sweet memories of the past.
Violin: Farid Farjad
Piano Accompaniment: Abdi Yamini
Producer: Houshang Motazedi
Friday August 17th, 2007 (at Rotary Club, Lunch with Farid Farjad & Mitra Tavakoli) :
Mr. Farid Farjad received his Bachelor degree in music from Iran's National Higher Academy of Music; he then moved to France and Italy to continue his musical studies from esteemed maestros such as Morris Ruskin and George Kaleoh.
Ms. Mitra Tavakoli Farjad is a composer and pianist who received her degree in composition, orchestration, harmony and concert flute from National onservatory of Rueil- Malmaison in France.