The musical life of an Iranian violinist and composer


Stephan Karam was a Christian Assyrian-Armenian violinist and composer, born in Iran in 1908. His daughter, Daisy Karam-Read, provided us with an account (see below), of the hardships her father endured as he pursued a career as a violinist in Europe, and then the United States. Interestingly, Karam studied with Paul Hindemith in the late 1940s. (The Gilmore Music Library holds Hindemith’s Papers.) In response to Hindemith urging him to compose, Karam wrote the “Symphonie Iranienne” in 1950.

Biography of Stephan Karam


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