Homayoon Khorram, a prominent Iranian composer and violinist, was laid to rest on Sunday January 20 in the Artists section of Tehran's Beheshte Zahra.
Iran's virtuoso violinist Homayoun Khorram
June 30, 1930 (Boushehr) - January 17, 2013 (Tehran)
ISNA reports that icons of Iranian music such as Mohammadreza Shajarian attended the funeral procession and accompanied Mohammad Mousavi's reed music in song in front of Vahdat Hall. Musicians from Khorram's birthplace, Bushehr in southern Iran, also accompanied the procession with their local instruments.
Khorram, one of the last remaining students of Iranian music master Abolhassan Saba, had been suffering from intestinal cancer and passed away on Thursday January 17 at the age of 82 in a hospital in the capital city Tehran.
Homayoun Khorram was an Iranian musician, composer, violinist, and a member of the high council of Iran's house of music.
Khorram began his music career as a violinist at the age of 10 by participating in master Abolhassan Saba violin and Radif classes. After four years of lessons, Khorram entered the State National Radio Orchestra as a violin soloist and afterwords as a concert maestro. Due to the genius musical talent and passion he start to work as a leading composer of the National Radio at the age of 21.
At the same time with music education, he followed up academic education and acquired M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering. On one occasion, Khorram commented that he found music and engineering complementary rather than contradictory, both having roots in mathematics.
During his career specially as soloist and composer in the famous radio musical program Golha Khorram composed many songs for notable singers including Hossein Ghavami (Fakhteh), Marzieh, Hayedeh, Shajarian and made over a hundreds of instrumental pieces for violin and orchestra, charmezrabs, overtures in collaboration with outstanding contemporary artists including Javad Maroufi, Jalil Shahnaz, and Farhang Sharif. In recent years he has worked with the young talented singers likeMohammad Esfahani, Alireza Ghorbani. He also brought the famous persian singer Moein onto the stage.