Pedram Khavarzamini




Pedram Khavarzamini was born in Tehran. He learned to play the tombak with masters, Kamyar Mohabbat and Bahman Rajabi. He helped write Rajabi's second method book for Tombak. Pedram has a unique way of playing the tombak, keeping a traditional basis while adding his own modern patterns. This way, he creates active rhythms and new sounds, incorporating his instrument into each musical style he encounters. He has taught tombak for ten years at the Labyrinth music workshop in Crete and became a member of Ross' Labyrinth ensemble. Pedram has also toured and performed in various shows and festivals worldwide. Pedram has his own percussion tombak group named Varashan. He has also composed and released his first works for a tombak group named Koutah, with percussionist Hamid Ghambary.