Heshmat Sanjari, also transcribed as Sandjari (April 1, 1917 – January 4, 1995) ( حشمت سنجری ) was a well-known Persian (Iranian) conductor and composer, the son of Hossein Sanjari who was well-known player on tar in Persia.
EducationHeshmat Sanjari studied violin at the Tehran Conservatory of Music under Serge Khotsief and Conducting at the Vienna Music Academy as a pupil of Hans Swarowsky. Claudio Abbado, and Zubin Mehta studied in the same class under Swarowsky. Maestro Sanjari also studied Persian Classical music under Ali-Naqi Vaziri.
Conducting careerAfter studying violin at the conservatory, Sanjari was the conductor of Tehran Conservatory Students Orchestra and the director of the Conservatory for a short time in 1951. from 1960 until 1971 he was the permanent conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, the longest in the history of orchestra. many notable musicians like Yehudi Menuhin and Isaac Stern played with the orchestra, with him as the conductor.
As a guest conductor he conducted the National Iranian Radio and Television Chamber Orchestra and several European orchestras.