Hormoz Farhat

Hormoz Farhat

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Hormoz Farhat (Persian: هرمز فرهت) Born 1929 Tehran, is a significant Iranian composer, ethnomusicologist and University lecturer.

Musical career

He studied music at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Mills College, California, graduating with the degrees of BA in music, MA in composition and PhD in composition and ethnomusicology. His composition teachers included Darius Milhaud, Lukas Foss and Roy Harris.

Farhat's PhD dissertation "The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music" was published in 1990 by Cambridge University Press.

Awards and honors

  • Head of music department of Tehran university before 1979 revolution for years.
  • The Golden Plaque for Best Music, 1970. for the film Cow.


For Orchestra: Mazandarani Rhapsody, Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, etc.

Chamber works: String Quartet, etc.

For piano: Persian Suite.

Film Music: Gaav (Cow), directed by Dariush Mehrjui.

See also


Akbarzadeh, Pejman. Persian Musicians (Vol.3). Roshanak Publications and Iran Heritage Society. Tehran/Los Angeles, 2008.

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