Shahram Gholami, Oud

Shahram Gholami was born In Tehran, Iran, in 1974 and began studying the oud and traditional Persian music at the age of 20.  Under the tutelage of the great Mansoor Nariman, Shahram began recording with composers such as the legendary Parviz Meshkatian and Ardeshir Kamkar.  Shahram was a member of the Iranian National Orchestra for nine years and subsequently played at various festivals such as the Sufi Music Festival, Amir Khosro, Oslo World Music Festival with the Sarvestan Ensemble, and in India.  Additionally, from 2007 until 2008 he collaborated with master singer Shahram Nazeri.  In Europe, Shahram has performed with the Xenia Ensemble, Peyman Yazdanian, and given solo concerts in Paris’ Theatre de la Ville, Abbesses.  February 2010 marked the release of his solo album, Tolou-e-Kavir, which is inspired by nature and ancient Iranian fables.  Currently, Shahram is working on his latest album with the esteemed Habib Meftah Boushehri.

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