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Karen Keyhani

Karen Keyhani (Composer, Lecturer, Santour Player), 1979, Tehran


• M.A., Composition(contemporary music), University of Arts, Tehran, 2009
Distinction: Best composition thesis of the year, 2009.

• B.A., Traditional Music of Iran, Art & Architecture faculty of Azad University, Tehran, 2005.

Selected Teaching and Academic activities

• Geneva University of Music (HEM), lectures on Persian traditional music (Dastgah music system), first semester of the 2013-2014 academic year.

• Tehran Music School for Girls, Music History, since 2012 - Present.

• Art University of Tehran, Department of Music, Analysis and Counterpoint, since 2011 - Present.

• Tehran University of Applied Science and Technology, department of music, Analysis and Music History, 2008 -2013.

• ISI university, lecture on "Persian classical music and contemporary music of Iran", Indonesia, 2010.

• Member of Jury at the entrance exams, Tehran University of Applied Science and Technology, Department of Music, 2010 and 2011.


Selected Performances, Recordings (2009-2013)

• "as Far as Possible" for Santour and ensemble, ensemble MATKA, Persian contemporary music concert, Usine Kugler, Geneva, 2013.

• Possible Worlds vol.II (various artists), "... And His Cuff was Damped with Tears" for Persian string quartet, Spectropol records, Bellingham, 2013.

• "Only That Spark and Nothing more . . ." for solo Oboe, London New Wind Festival, ,Catherine Pluygers (solist), 2013.

• Retrospective Concert (selected works for ensemble), Roudaki hall, Tehran, 2013.

• "Felfel Nabin Che Rize", musical theatre for children, directed by Alireza Jafari Maram, Niavaran hall, Tehran, 2012.

• Verses of the Night (Hooshyar Khayam), "His Name is Man" for Piano four hands, Contemporary Music records, Tehran, 2011.

• "His Name is Man" for Piano four hands, YCMF Festival, Indonesia, 2010.

• "Alone" for Flute Trio, Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festival, Indonesia, 2009.

Selected Performances as a Santour Player (2013)

• Santour soloist in "as Far as Possible" for Santour and ensemble(Karen Keyhani;

composer), ensemble MATKA, Usine Kugler, Geneva, 2013.

• Solo improvisation, Usine Kugler, Geneva, 2103.

• Santour player in "Pardis" musical project in collaboration with Tehran Chamber

Orchestra, Hamid Motebasem; composer, Bardia Kiaras; conductor, 2013.

• Mehraein traditional music ensemble: Founder and Santour player, 2000-Present.