Javād Ma'roufi lost his mother at young age, and consequently grew up in his paternal family. He was taught in music first by his father, playing both the tar and the violin. At fourteen he attended the Academy of Music of which Ali-Naqi Vaziri was the director and where he studied the piano under the music master Tatiana Kharatian. During this period he studied works by Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven and Bach.
In addition to studying western classical music, he studied Persian classical music under Ali Naqi Vaziri. Ma'roufi graduated from Vaziri’s School of Music in 1932. He went on to receive a diploma from the Tehran Conservatory, where he studied Western music. He believed that, in order to be able to play Persian music on the piano, one should also master the techniques of Western music. Ma'roufi began working at Radio Iran when it was established in 1941.
He collaborated closely with the great Rouhollah Khaleghi as a piano soloist, as well as an arranger of works of other composers. He taught piano, music theory, and solfege at the School of National Music for many years. He also composed many original works for piano solo. Javād Ma'roufi was one of the most notable composers of the Persian classical music and one of the first pianists who wrote Persian pieces for the piano.
Amongst his celebrated pieces are Khābhā-ye Talā'i (Golden Dreams) and Jilā. Javād Ma'roufi married at eighteen with Shams Zamān. They had four children, two daughters Sho'kooh-Zamān(Giti), and Jilā, and two sons, Manouchehr, and Farhād. Javād Ma'roufi died in the morning of Tuesday 7 December 1993 (16 Āzar 1372 AH) in a hospital in Tehran. Offical Website: www.javad-maroufi.com/. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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