Kioomars Musayyebi was born in 1977 in Tehran. He learnt to play the santoor under the tutelage of the prominent santoor master, Faramarz Payevar. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in instrumental music. He completed his Masters at the Centre for World Music in Hildesheim. Kioomars is active as a freelance teacher. As a composer he combines Persian music and Jazz arrangements to create a new sound and is a regular member of the Transorient Orchestra since 2013. In 2015 he formed the Kioomars Musayebbi Quartet along with musicians from Germany. He has performed at many festivals such as the Fadjr Festival, Folk’n’Fusion Festival, at the Essen original and Creole Wettbewerb NRW 2017.
Merzouga / Janko Hanushevsky & Eva Poepplein
Prince Moussa Cissokho