To the West
Milad Khawam is a Trumpet player, Producer & Composer. Hailing from Damascus, where he studied classical and Arabic music at the opera house in Damascus, he is now based in Berlin.
Khawam played principal Trumpet with many orchestras between Europe and the Middle East since 2010. He has also been a featured soloist in various groups, performing at Morgenland-fest 2016. In 2017, he composed original soundtrack for “No Monsters in Berlin,“ a short film which won the Grand Jury prize of Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase. Khawam’s compositions have been performed at many festivals such as Xjazz-fest Berlin 2018 and Fusion 2018. A featured soloist in the Jazzaar global ensemble in Switzerland 2019, Khawam shared the stage with the likes of acclaimed drummer Billy Cobham. He was commissioned to compose and perform a music piece related to a oubject from the abbasid era called „Aquamanile“ for the Museum of Islamic Art in a collaboration with Piranha records in Berlin 2019. Khawam also produces electronic music and can often be found performing solo , he was also participant at CTM-Festival 2020. Milad’s debut album release „To The west“ was on May 2020 on XJAZZ Music Berlin. „TO THE WEST“ was composed & Produced by Milad Khawam with the support of Ettijahat – Independent Culture and the Goethe Institut. Khawam was commissioned to compose the music for a podcast production „Wir Machen Das“ in cooperation with Rbb in 2020.