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Golfam Khayam commissioned work by Barbara Hannigan, premier with Iceland Symphony Orchestra  click here


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Selected composer of the year 2022

Arvo Pärt Scholarship annual prize and residency selection click here

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NEW WEST SYMPHONY Premiers Simorgh in LA, California, read more Los Angeles Times

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selected composer for OPÉRA DE-CI DE-LÀ RESIDENCY,aix en provence, France

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Interview with DigitalBerlin

Premier night, Seven Valleys of Love in collaboration with Magnum photographer Newsha Tavakolian on visuals & Kalma, commissioned for 30th years of
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Golfam Khayam has been named as the selected composer at the International Music Council, Rostrum of composers in the "Windows on the World" category.

Narrante is featured in 24 frames, Abbas Kiarostami-  in Cannes Festival

Premier of "SOLITUDE" concerto for guitar and orchestra, Conductor: Elena Schwarz, ENSEMBLE 21, FESTIVAL MultiMod

“Solitude”, a concerto for guitar and chamber orchestra is a search for the drone concept as a central element in traditional music in a large scale work. a remote element which brings the music unpredictably into various contradictory regions.” Click here to learn more about MultiMod festival


Lecture, "Ornamentations" , Festival of Improvisation at Geneva HEM

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Ornamentation are everywhere in Persian art including architecture, stone carvings,calligraphy, miniature paintings and music is not an exception. The presentation looks at Persian ornamentation first as a basic source in tradition followed by their integration and synthesis as a tool into the new context in contemporary music. In tradition, practice of ornamenting phrases is based on an oral tradition. This presentation is suggesting a systematic approach to composers and improvisers. This basic yet sophisticated layer of tradition can be broadened into a new perspective for a wide palette of ornamental components.  Read more

Premier of Leyli's Lullaby and Paintings in Aarhus Festival, Improvisation workshop Aarhus Royal Academy click here for reservation

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Golfam Khayam signs and records with ECM, with clarinetist  Mona Matbou Riahi

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