Golfam Khayam (1983)
Golfam Khayam has evolved into an international career as a composer and improviser. This career reflects her unique musical language through the integration of her native musical elements within a contemporary and experimental musical framework. She has appeared as soloist and chamber musicians extensively whereas her music continues to be performed in numerous music festivals such as Glatt&Verkehrt (Austira), Les Nuits du Monde, Orient-Occident (Switzerland, Geneva), Aarhus International Guitar Festival, Copenhagen Guitar Festival, Basel Culturescapes Festival, Aalborg International Guitar Festival, Yerevan Naregatsi Art Festival (Armenia), Mixtur contemporary music festival (Barcelona). She is often invited as a guest lecturer in the Copenhagen Royal Academy, Aarhus Royal Academy, Geneva Music University and Tehran Art University. Among her numerous prizes and scholarships, are HEMGe Concerto Competition, HES-SO full scholarship and fellowship award , CCM scholarship award in composition . As a recording artist so far her music is recorded and produced by the prestigious record label ECM records, Doberman-Yppan Records, Hermes Records, Parsian Sound Records. Born and raised in Tehran, in a family of artist, Golfam holds a Master of Music from the College-Conservatory of Music (USA), a degree in “Interprétation Specialisée Solist” from HEM (Geneva, Switzerland ) and a Master of composition from the same university.