Parviz Yahyavi – conductor

General information
Parviz Yahyavi was born into a military family that not only disagreed but prohibited his studying of music. This meant that he had to pursue his musical education in secret.

He growed up in war, which lasted eight years. Since childhood, Parviz had a great desire to study music, but during and after the war there was no such opportunity. He began to study music secretly at the age of sixteen.

He took violin lessons and studied composition in the Tehran Conservatory as well as playing violin in the chamber orchestra of the conservatory. He played the violin in the chamber orchestra and percussion in the student symphony orchestra, as well as sang in the choir.

Later he traveled to Ukraine to continue his musical studies in the field of composition in the Kiev National Music Academy of Ukraine P.I.Tchaikovsky. There he got to know the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine with the help of the former director of the orchestra Vitaly Protasov. This acquaintance inspired the young musician and aroused his dream of study conducting.

He traveled to Austria to get further musical education and conducting. In Austria, Parviz studied conducting with the world-famous conductor, professor at the University of Vienna Leopold Hager and at the same time worked as his assistant in many orchestras in Europe. He also got acquainted with Professor Christopher Hogwood and studied orchestral work with him. For several years Parviz came to Kyiv and studied with Alin Vlasenko, professor of the Kyiv Music Academy, conductor of the Kyiv National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Since 2012 Parviz periodically collaborates as a conductor with various Ukrainian orchestras. Many successful concert projects took place in the cities of Ukraine, as well as in Austria, during the tour organized by Parviz.

Among the most famous works in his repertoire, which have received high praise from music critics, are Requiem by Mozart, opera “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo, “Enlightened Night” by Schoenberg, “Queen of the Chardash” by Kalman and many others.