RUMI Ensemble was founded in 2007 and is an international group based in Norway. The ensemble performs new music by Norwegian-Iranian Javid Afsari Rad and texts written by the Persian Sufi poet Muhammad Jalaledin Balkhi Rumi.


Javid Afsari Rad – composer and santur
Harpreet Bansal – violin
Behnam Samani – Tombak and Daf
Charles Deramus – double bass
Shahram Gholami – oud
Minna Alén – violin
Drood Varzideh – Flute
Marjam Schmidt – viola
Reza Samani – Tombak and Daf
Tove Margrethe Eriksta – cello
Salar Aghili – vocals