Iranian-American violinist, Quddus Khamooshi enjoys a multi-faceted life as an
orchestra musician, chamber player, and teacher. Being chosen as a prizewinner of the
National Young Artist Competition in 2001, led to numerous solo recitals and chamber
performances in all major cities of Iran.
After moving to the Unites States Mr. Khamooshi studied under the direction of Charles
and Rachel Stegeman at the Mary Pappert School of Music (Duquesne University) where
he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music performance. He also holds a
performance certificate from Depaul University in Chicago where he studied with Olga
Mr. Khamooshi has performed in masterclasses for such great artists as Ilya Kaler, Cyrus
Forough, Sherry Kloss, Noah Bendix-Balgley, and several members of the Pittsburgh and
Chicago symphony orchestras.
His summer music festivals include performances at Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, Sunflower music festival in Kansas, and the summer violin institute at Bienen School of Music (Northwestern University) in Chicago.