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Young Music Talent Honored at Khorram Prize

Young Music Talent Honored at Khorram PrizeYoung Music Talent Honored at Khorram Prize

Commemorating the late traditional Iranian musician Homayoun Khorram and awarding the winners, the first Homayoun Khorram Prize competition concluded on Tuesday night at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

The closing ceremony saw an audience of musicians and singers from different age groups including veterans, children, young adults and adults, YJC reported.

The event was organized to support Iranian traditional music by identifying children active in this field at a young age and honoring them “as they are the future of the music in the country.”

At the ceremony, several memorable pieces of Master Khorram were performed by well-known musicians and singers, some by his students, in his memory, which were all warmly welcomed by the audience.

Later, the winners of the prize, who were between 8 and 16, received an honorable mention of their names together with a cash prize.

At the end of the ceremony, singer Mohammad Esfahani performed a couple of songs composed by Master Khorram, and the audience accompanied him in singing.

Prominent figures like Nader Golchin, Fazlollah Tavakol, Pari Maleki, Jaleh Sadeghian among others attended the closing ceremony.

  Leading Composer

Homayoun Khorram (1930–2013) was an Iranian musician, composer, violinist, and a member of the high council of Iran’s house of music. Due to his genius musical talent and passion, he started to work as a leading composer of the National Radio at the age of 21.

During his career specially as a soloist and composer in the famous radio musical program ‘Golha’ (flowers), Khorram composed many songs for notable singers including Hossein Ghavami and Shajarian and made over hundreds of instrumental pieces for violin and orchestra overtures in collaboration with outstanding contemporary artists such as Javad Maroufi, Jalil Shahnaz, and Farhang Sharif. In recent years, he worked with young talented singers as Mohammad Esfahani and Alireza Ghorbani.