hooshyar khayam

Composer | Pianist | Producer


Hooshyar Khayam (b. 1978, London)


– Doctor of Musical Arts, Composition (2005)
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
– Master of Music, Composition (2003)
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
– Bachelor of Music, Persian Music (1999)
University of Art, Tehran
– Associate Diploma, Piano Performance (1996)
Trinity College of London

Teaching Appointments

– Assistant Professor, Composition Department (2006)
University of Art, Tehran
– Visiting Lecturer, Tehran Conservatory of Music (2006)
– Teaching Assistant, Composition (2003 – 2005)
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
– Teaching Assistant, Graduate Theory and Analysis (2002 – 2003)
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Academic Engagements

– Visiting Lecturer, Komitas State Conservatory Yerevan, 2011-2012.
– Honorary Visiting Fellow, City University London, 2011.
– Member of the Editorial Board of Research, University of Art, Tehran, 2010.
– Jury for the Masters Entrance Examinations, Composition Department, 2007, 2009-10.
– Jury for Masters Entrance Examination, Performance Department, University of Art, Tehran, 2006, 2009-10.
– Lecturer, Department of Performance and Ensemble Studies, University of Art, Tehran (since 2006)
– Jury for the Masters Lecture Recitals, Piano Performance, University of Art, Tehran (since 2006)
– Member of the Faculty Board for Change of Syllabus, Composition Department, 2005.
– Lecturer, Tehran Conservatory of Music, 2005.

Competitions and Selected Fellowships

– Finalist of “Queen Elisabeth International Composition Competition” 2013 for piano concerto “Before the Dream is Over”
– Finalist of “Mauricio Kagel International Composition Competition” 2013 for the piece “With You, In a Rosemary Garden”
– First Prize Award for “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” International Composition Competition, 2011.
– Fellowship of Goethe Institute, Delhi, 2010.
– Outstanding Performance, University of Arts Fellowship for the performance of “Stained Glass” by Parsian String Ensemble, 2007.
– Winner First Prize Best Composer, “People’s Choice”, The Journal of “Music & Culture” for the album “Tatari” Hermes Records, 2007.
– Winner First Prize, Composition Competition, Accent 04 Festival, CCM, 2004.

Prominent Performances

– Elina Bertina performed piano music by Hooshyar Khayam, Tuesday November 19 Riga, Latvia
– Isabel Villanueva and Golfam Khayam performed “Garden” (for viola and guitar) by Hooshyar Khayam
25 & 26 August 2013, 8:30pm, Roudaki Hall, Tehran
– CD release concert “Sea’s Seven Days” , soloist Hooshyar Khayam, May 2011, Khachaturian Hall, Yerevan.
– Lecture Recital, original music for piano and ney (Amir Eslami, ney soloist) 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. (Premiere of the Cello Concerto, 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, Vlodimir Sirenko, 26th – 27th December 2008, Grand Keshvar Hall, Tehran.
– Piano Recital, Music by Hooshyar Khayam, sponsored by Hermes Records, Niavaran Hall, September 2008.
– “Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayam” for Soprano and Percussion Ensemble, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), 2005.
– Guest Composer MUSIC 05 Festival, CCM, 2005.
– Guest Composer MUSIC 04 Festival, CCM, 2004.
– Guest Composer, Florence Music Festival, Italy, Directed by Joel Hoffman, 2005.
– Pianist of the INTY Orchestra, Conducted by Marc Gibson (CCM) 2005.
(Several performances)
– Pianist of the CCM Concert Orchestra, Conducted by Xian Zhang (CCM) (2003-4).
(Several performances)
– “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” (1998), Tehran Youth Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Taghi Zarabi, 1999.
– Soloist of the Piano Concerto in A minor, Edward Grieg, Tehran Youth Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Taghi Zarabi, 1999.

Music for Film, Theater, and Animation

– original soundtrack for video-art “Migration” (2014) by Pooya Arianpour
– “Monir” (2013) by Bahman Kiarostami (featuring Khayam’s second string quartet, performed by Kronos Quartet)
– original soundtrack for feature-film “Tajrish Unfinished” (2012) by Pourya Azarbayjani
– original soundtrack for video-art “Exhale” (2013) by Pooya Arianpour
– Performance Production “Largo” directed by Iman Siouf Jahromi (2013)
– original soundtrack for “These Days, Those Days” directed by Pooya Aryanpour (2011)
– original soundtrack for “Two Cold Meals for One” directed by Amir Azimi (2009)
– Play “Ivanov” (Chekhov), by Amir Reza Koohestani (Mehr Theater Group) (2012)
– Animation “Namayesh” (2003) by Elika Hedayat.

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