Specialties: Tombak, dâyere, bendir, and setâr player and Teacher, Composer, Music researcher.
Farid Kheradmand began learning music at the age of 10 by playing tombak and singing under the supervision of Abbas Dabestani. He then studied contemporary styles of playing tombak, the radif, as well as playing setâr. He later expanded his musical education by studying Shashmaqâm (the classical music of Central Asia) in Tajikistan, as well as the Safavid era music. He has benefited from the knowledge and expertise of acclaimed musicians through- out his studies, among those are, Djamchid Chemirani, Jamshid Mohebbi, Ali Bayani, Majid Kiani, Daryush Talai, Jean During, Abdolwali Abdorashidov, and Arash Mohafez.
Farid’s comprehensive knowledge in the field of rhythmic cycles and meters in the music of middle and near east, which was attained through his insightful self-study of old musical treatises and their analysis, made him one of the influential experts in the field. Farid is an acclaimed tombak, dâyere, and setâr teacher. His unique teaching style, in which singing old tasnif-s is accompanied by playing or dâyere, inherently conveys to the students the knowledge and understanding of rhythm in Persian music. Since 1998, he has taught more than 500 students, from 3 to 70 years old.
Farid is one of the founders of Sepehr Music Ensemble, who has performed tens of concerts in Iran and its neighboring countries as well as in Europe. He is also one of the key members of the Neoclassical Ensemble of Tehran, which aims to revive forgotten compositions by Persian musicians before the Qâjâr era. Farid’s recent album, Khodjasté, is one of the first music albums with a neoclassical approach.
2010-2021: Rhythms of the Safavid classical music with Arash Mohafez, Paris, France.
2008-2021: Tehrani’s tombak style with Djamchid Chemirani, Saint-maime, France.
2013-2014: Rhythms of classical music of Central Asia (Shashmaqâm) with Abdolwali Abdorashidov, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
2011-2013: Rhythms of the Ottoman classical music with Julien Jâlal Eddine Weiss, Istanbul, Turkey.
2009-2010: Sound engineering, Studio Deylaman, Tehran.
1993-2001: Iranian classical repertoire of the Qajar era (the radif) and setâr playing with Ali Bayani, Majid Kiani, and Daryush Talai.
1990-1993: Modern methods of tombak playing with Jamshid Mohebbi, Tehran, Iran.
1985-1989: Classical methods of tombak playing with Abbas Dabestani, Zahedan, Iran.
2011: First prize in the "International World of Mugham Festival" for Sepehr-khâni performance, Baku, Azerbaijan
1999: Honor Diploma for the article, “Aesthetic of Cycling System in Persian Music” in the "Second Music Festival of Iranian University students", Tehran, Iran.
1998: Honor Diploma for research on fundamentals of iqâ cycles in the "First Music Festival of Iranian University students", Tehran, Iran.
Discography (as the author)
2018: Khodjasté, Composer: Farid Kheradmand; Sepehr Ensemble, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2018: Âref Qazvini Tasnifs, based on Farid Kheradmand's interpretation, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2012: Sepehr-khani, designed and conducted by Farid Kheradmand, Sepehr ensemble, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
Discography (as a participant musician)
2019: Neyshâbur; An Anthology of Compositions Attributed to Persian Musicians in the Kevseri
Manuscript (18th Century), Neoclassical Ensemble of Tehran, Arrangement: Arash Mohafez, Tehran, Mahoor Institute of Culture Arts.
2016: Sixty Châhârmezrâbs for Târ, Performed by Ali Kâzemi, Jamshid Shemirâni and Farid Kheradmand, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2013: Ajamlar; An Anthology of Pieces by Persian Composers and Their Contemporaries at the Ottoman Court from the 16th and 17th Centuries, Compiled and Arranged by Arash Mohafez, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2012: Darâmad-e Dovvom; Metric Pieces by Jean During, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2011: Chahargah-e Morakkab; Persian Traditional Music, Mozafar Shafii, Amir Sharifi, Farid Kheradmand, Beethoven publications, Tehran.
2010: Mozafar Shafii et l'Ensemble Rast, Direction artistique, texte et photographie: Jean During, Ocora Radio France, Paris.
2010: Sarkhâne; Compositions in the Old Iranian Music Style, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2009: Sarmast, Mehrabâni Ensemble, Avâye Mehrabâni Institute of Culture and Arts, Tehran.
2008: Piruzân, Sepehr Ensemble, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2008: Mâhân, Sepehr Ensemble, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2019: Tombak Method of Jamshid Shemirani, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Arts, Tehran.
2015: An Interactive Tombak Course 1, 2 and 3, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Arts, Tehran.
2013: "A perspective of the concept of iqâ' from Fârâbi to the present era", Mahoor Music Quarterly, No. 60: 199-228.
2011: “Characteristics of rhythm in Persian classical music”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No. 51/52: 327-354.
2003: Maqâsed ol-Alhân by ‘Abdolqâder Marâghi, Graphic edition by Farid Kheradmand, Niâvarân’s Artistic Creations Foundation, Tehran.
2010: “Poem, rhythm, and melody in old Persian tanif-s”, in the "International conference of Poetry and music in the Persian-speaking countries", Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
2003: “Rhythm and iqâ' in Marâghi’s treatises”, in the "Symposium of 'Abdolqâder Marâghi", Tehran.
1999: “Aesthetic of Cycling System in Persian Music”, in the "Second Music Festival of Iranian University students", University of Tehran, Tehran.
2018: Master class on the analysis of tasnif-s of Qajar era, Shiraz.
2017: Master class on the analysis of tasnif-s of Qajar era, Divar organization, Online.
2014-2016: Teaching the course “Rhythm in Persian music”, University of Tehran.
Since 2011: Co-founder of Rood sound studio.
2010-2014: Sound engineering, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, Tehran.
2009-2010: Sound engineering, Studio Deylaman, Tehran.
2005-2007: Teaching the course “Introduction to old Persian Tasnifs”, Soureh University of Tehran.
2002-2005: Researcher and music player at the Center of Research and Conservation of Persian Music (Affiliated with the National Iranian Radio and Television).
Since 2001: Regular member of the department of researcher of the Iran House of Music.
Since 2001: Tutoring setâr and fundamentals of Persian classical music.
Since 1994: Tutoring tombak and dayere along with singing old Persian tasnif-s.
Since 1990: Concert performer of tombak.