Shahram Gholami
شهرام غلامی

 
Biography

Shahram Gholami was born in Tehran, Iran in 1974 and studied oud and traditional Persian music with Mansoor Nariman. He was a member of the Iranian National Orchestra for nine years and performed and recorded with several well-known composers and ensembles. He later formed the Soulouk Duo with percussionist Habib Meftah Bouchehri, and is currrently also a member of the Rumi Ensemble and the Three Oud Ensemble, together with Omid Tofighi and Yasamin Shah Hosseini.

 
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Selected Recordings

Tolou-e-Kavir
(Avakhorshid)

Shahram Gholami's first solo oud CD consists of a series of his own compositions that are influenced by both Iranian classical and folk music.

1. Tolouz 2:28
2. Aab-o-Atash 4:23
3. Ruoiesh 1:58
4. Kavi 2:24
5. Entezar'e rood 2:31
6. Draya 1:25
7. Paiz 0:25
8. Royai'e paiz 4:19
9. Zemestan 4:19
10. Entezar 1:47
11. Hekaiat 1:54
12. Feragh 2:25
13. Mjnoon 3:27
14. Niayesh 2:12
15. Lalai 2:46
16. Niaz 1:59
17. Shogh'e parvaz 1:22
18. Parvaz 2:24



Spring
(Avakhorshid)

A unique collaboration with Iranian santur player Jâvid Afsari Râd and percussionist Behnâm Sâmâni, in which the trio mainly improvise on traditional Persian modes.

1. Stream's Whisper (Mâhur) 10:37
2. Spring (Mâhur) 6:34
3. Leyli (Baluchi Folk Melody) 4:21
4. Endless (Bidâd-Homâyun) 9:50
5. Separation (Bidâd-Homâyun) 11:59
6. Oh Lovers (Esfahân) 5:34
7. Dance of Love (Esfahân) 3:30



Yell
(Avakhorshid)

Gholami is joined on this recording by Iranian percussionist Habib Meftah Bouchehri, known here by the name Dey Zang Roo.

1. Yell 6:38
2. Escort 4:34
3. Migration 9:08
4. Crazy Samae 6:19
5. Desert 5:03
6. Mania 6:05
7. Drunk 5:37



One Day
(Hermes Records HER072)

On this CD, Gholami teams up with Indian sarod player Rajeeb Chakraborti and Iranian percussionist Pejman Hadadi to present three extended improvisatory pieces.

1. Noon 20:59
2. Afternoon 17:50
3. Evening 12:26



Euphoria (Three Oud Ensemble)
(NHI Records)

The Three Oud Ensemble consists of Shahram Gholami, Omid Tofighi and Yasamin Shah Hosseini on oud and Behnam Masoumi on percussion.

1. Frenzy of Love 11:36
2. Discipleship 10:48
3. Euphoria 6:41
4. Across the Sky 8:57
5. Separation (Bidâd-Homâyun) 11:59
6. Baluch 4:47
7. Leyli 9:24

 


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