Kayhan Kalhor

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About Kayhan Kalhor
Kayhan Kalhor (Persian: كيهان كلهر), born 1963, is a Kurdish Iranian kamancheh player, composer and master of classical Persian music.Youth and studies Kayhan Kalhor was born in Kermanshah. He began studying music at age seven. By age thirteen he was playing in the National Orchestra of Radio and Television of Iran. Continuing his music studies under various teachers, he studied in the Persian radif tradition and also travelled to study in the northern part of Khorasan province, where music traditions have Kurdish and Turkic influences as well as Persian. At a musical conservatory in Tehran around age 20 Kalhor worked under the directorship of Mohammad-Reza Lotfi who is from Northern Khorasan. Kalhor also travelled in the northwestern (Kurdish) provinces of Iran. He later moved to Rome and Ottawa to study European classical music. Music and musical partners Kayhan Kalhor has a wide range of musical influences, he uses several musical instruments, and crosses cultural borders with his work, but at his center he is an intense player of the Persian violin. In his playing Kalhor often pins Persian classical music structures to the rich folk modes and melodies of the Kurdish tradition of Iran. Kalhor has composed works for, and played alongside, the famous Iranian vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian (see Masters of Persian Music) and Shahram Nazeri. He has also composed and performed with the Indian sitar player Shujaat Husain Khan and Indian tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, the three forming the group Ghazal, and producing several albums. Kalhor's 2004 album Mirror of the Sky was a joint venture with the Kurdish Iranian lute player Ali Akbar Moradi. Kalhor's most recent album The Wind (2006) is a collaboration with the Turkish baglama virtuoso Erdal Erzincan, with both Turkish and Persian pieces performed. At other times Kalhor has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project Ensemble in the USA and the Kronos Quartet. Kalhor now resides in USA and has been commercially successful in USA over the past decade (two of his works were nominated for Grammy Awards in 2004).

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Iran Musicians Ranking

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Rank Name Total
48. Hasan Kassai 167
49. Homayon Shajarian 164
50. Iraj Bastami 163
51. Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi 161
52. Kayhan Kalhor 160
53. Mahahsti 157
54. Mazhar Khaleqi 149
55. Morteza Pashaei 135
56. Rezaya 131

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Rank Name Total
511. Hasan Kassai 167
512. Homayon Shajarian 164
513. Iraj Bastami 163
514. Mohammad-Rezā Lotfi 161
515. Kayhan Kalhor 160
516. Umm Kulthum 160
517. Mahahsti 157
518. Ruwaida AlMahrouqi 157
519. Nazia Iqbal 155

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