Kazem Davoudian was born in Mashhad, Iran in1956. He received his B.A in music from the college of Arts at the Tehran University in1980. His performance skills were enriched by the notable teachers Esmaeel Tehrani(Santur) and Bahman Rajabi(Tonbak). His has also studied under supervision of renowned composers such as Kambiz Roshan-Ravan, Shahin Farhat and Mohammad Pourtorab.
During the years 1983-1989 he dedicated much of his time to composing music. He was commissioned to write a number of works for the Tehran Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Tehran by the Iranian National Radio and Television. These include: The Mystery of Life, Asmar, and Shorydeh; to name a few. Soundtrack for the movie “Grand Cinema” and “Think of the Kind Mountain” (A documentary by Khosro Sinaei) are among his other works.
After migrating to the United States he has continued contributing to the growth and development of Persian Music through performing, composing and teaching. He toured the U.S. and Canada with Hossein Alizadeh and the Dastan Ensemble in 1991. Since then he formed Haftahang Music Center and conducted master classes in many Universities in the U.S.
His recent activities include a number of solo performances and conducting his Orchestral works performed by various Ensembles in places such as Wolftrap, Masonic National Memorial Theater and The Kennedy Center in Washington metropolitan area. He has released 4 albums and his composition on a poem by “Nima Youchidje” for vocalist Mohammad-Reza Shajarian is to be released soon.
For symphonic orchestra and choir:
Music for children:
For traditional Persian ensemble: