Photo: Behrouz Jamali.(Copyright 2005).

Golnoush Khaleghi was born in 1941 in Tehran. She is a graduate of  Persian National Music Conservatory, where she studied with Javad Maroufi and Hossein Saba, and The Tehran  Conservatory of Music, where  she  studied Western  classical music under Emanuel  Melik-Aslanian. Golnoush spent three-and-half years  at  the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg,  specializing  in  conducting  under the tutelage of Professor Kurt Prestel and Professor Gerhard Wimberger. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the same field from Oberlin College  and  the University of Wisconsin, respectively.

Ms. Khaleghi  has  worked  closely  with  such renowned conductors as  Helmuth RillingRobert Fountain, Karol Teutsch, and the late Rouben Gregorian, and has  performed  in  the United  States, Europe, Canada, Venezuela, and Iran.

She  is  the  founder  of  the  National  Iranian   Radio  and  Television Choir (Hamavazan) in Tehran and the Rouhollah Khaleghi Orchestra in Washington DC. Since  the   cultural  upheaval  of  the   Islamic  Revolution in 1979, she  has  been  a  prominent  figure   in promoting Persian music and culture through the concerts of the Rouhollah Khaleghi Orchestra  and  other activities abroad.

At present, she resides in Washington, D.C. and devotes her time to  music research  and  teaching, composing, and arranging the works of her father and other great masters of Persian music.