Santur Player, Traditional & Folk Musician
Peyman is an award-winning music scientist and santurist. He developed a unique performance style and an innovative tuning system to play a multi-ethnic repertoire on the Iranian santur (Hammered Dulcimer) and developed computer algorithms to analyse Persian musical signals.
Peyman studied with grand masters of Persian and Kurdish music, including Mojtaba Mirzadeh and Pashang Kamkar. He has been teaching the santur, the daf and music technology at London Universities. He has performed over 1000 concerts and has toured the world with his multi-ethnic programme “The Voice of Santur”, performing Persian, Kurdish, Greek, Armenian, Turkish, English, Scottish, and Irish music.
Peyman was highly commended at SSMS 2007 for Analysis and Classification of Persian Musical Modes, and his performance with audience participation won the first prize in the European Electronic Music contest, AudioMostly 2017. In 2019 he received The Most Successful Kurd in the UK art award in the UK parliament. He was featured for his multi-ethnic programme on BBC Radio 3 .
Peyman has over 20 publications and an album called “Felt-hammer Improvisations”. He also makes music for films and Radio and TV channels. Peyman has been researching the possibility of pushing the boundaries of Persian and Kurdish music and the santur performance.
- Persian & Kurdish classical & folk music.
- Greek Rebetiko music
- Armenian, Azari mjusic
- Ceilidh music (Irish & Scottish)
- Ey Yar Mobarak Bada (The famous Persian wedding song)
- Vasoonak Shirazi (wedding piece from Shiraz)
- Mubarak be (Kurdish wedding song)