hooshyar khayam

Composer | Pianist | Producer

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2022-23 Artist in Residence

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5 Stars for RAAZ by the Songlines magazine 

“Raaz” (30M Records, 2020) selected by the UK-based world-music journal Songlines, edition March 2021, as the best album of the year (five stars) from the Middle East: Click here!


Recipient of the OICRM Doctoral Scholarship 2021-2022

New album released 


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RAAZ has been awarded “Best album 2020 from Iran” by beehype



One of the rare voices I have come across … With his unique compositional language Khayam embraces centuries old musical patterns from the Middle East…
Stephen Prutsman

Khayam conveys his music through constant searching for true meaning of music, always changing, a search every composer is urged to do.
Tigran Mansurian

Khayam’s music finds its path through East. Changing paths, experiencing the new sonority, search for modes and timbres that eventually find meaning in time…
Gao Weijie

A true blend of Persian and European music.
Neil van der Linden, Songlines

Latest Events and News

– (Upcoming event) , Launching project “RAAZ”, composition based on music of Baluchestan [Click Here]

– “God of Rakhsh” Selected for Audience Awards [Click Here] and Cefalù Film Festival (2019)

– April 16, 2019 “Monir” performed in Schubert Club, SPCO Soloists, Stephen Prutsman production, Minnesota [Click Here]

– February 18, 2019 “Tehran Bach” solo recital, Fajr Music Festival [Click Here]

– February 9, 2019 “The Other Side” (12th movement, string orchestra version) premiered by Moscow Virtuosi Strings, Evgeny Bushkov, Kremlin Palace Hall, Moscow [Click Here]

– February 1, 2019 Album released : “The Other Side” (music for string quartet in 13 movements) performed by Sheherezad Quartet, Barana Art Center and Mystic World Music [Click Here]

– “Music for Tar and Piano” selected “Best Classical Album of the Year 2018” MUSICEMA Festival, Tehran. [Click Here]

Older Events

– Cael Music for strings (SPRC Concert Series) Roudaki Hall, Tehran 15 March 2018

– Die Andere Seite Festival 4020 “Traumstadt” 03 – 06 May 2017, Linz

– Anja Lechner performs and speaks of Garden II, 04 May 2017 Munich Public Radio

– Stephen Prutsman plays Ravi-e Khyal on Steinway Hall concert, 2015

– Anja Lechner and Hooshyar Khayam perform Garden I, Niavaran Hall, Tehran, 2016

– Kalileh Ballet in two acts, premiered by LSCO, Duluth Minnesota, 2016

– Eva Schonweiss and Kirsten Ecke perform Die Feen von Neukölln, 2016

– Alexandria Pykaj performs Cello Concerto no 1, Nipper Orchestra, directed by Navid Gohari, 2015

– Anja Lechner and Artur Avanessov perform Garden I, Niavaran Hall, Tehran, 2015

– Elina Bertina performs Bahar Street in Riga Latvia, 2015

– Kronos Quartet records Monir in Women’s Audio Mission, San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2013

– Stephen Prutsman performs Ravi-e Khyal on White-Light Festival, Rose Hall, Lincoln Center, 2012

– Stephen Prutsman and Todd Palmer perform Clarinet Rhapsody Spoleto Festival, South Carolina, 2012

– Isabel Villanueva and Golfam Khayam performed “Garden” (for viola and guitar) by Hooshyar Khayam,August 2013 Roudaki Tehran

– Solo recital Sea’s Seven Days, Khachaturian Hall, Yerevan May 2011

– Lecture Recital (with Amir Eslami) School of Advanced Study, Institute of Music Research, University of London, November 2010

– Retrospective concert, sponsored by Naregatsi Institute of Contemporary Music, March 2010, Yerevan. (World Premiere of the Cello Concerto no 1, soloist Aram Talalyan)

– Soloist of “Winter Concert” Collection of Contemporary Iranian Music, Works by Mohammad-Reza Darvishi, Hossein Alizadeh, and Hooshyar Khayam. Ukrain National Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Sirenko, Grand Keshvar Hall, Tehran, 26th – 27th December 2008

– Piano Recital, Music by Hooshyar Khayam, sponsored by Hermes Records, Niavaran Hall, September 2008

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