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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 - (excerpt)

“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 with Naqsh Duo in Elbphilharmonie click here

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New publication : "Gora" is published among other contemporary repertoire scores. Click here to order

Duo Noir premiering Golfam Khayam's music " Night Triptych" in Georgetown University, USA


Duo Noire, featuring innovative classical guitarists Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett, will perform audience friendly works that they've commissioned by highly accomplished contemporary female composers, including new pieces by Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, Gabrielle Herbst, Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Feripsichorée Gabriella Smith. 

Panel discussion immediately afterwards, moderated by GU Prof. Anna Celenza, on "Women in Music: Current Disparities and Ways to Address Them." Panelists include Alexandra GardnerShannon GunnAnna Pidgorna, Ariel Elizabeth Shelton, and Annika Socolofsky.

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

photos:D. Vass and Mona Matbou Riahi

Published article on "Tradition and Synthesis"

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