The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017 in Loa Angeles.

Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh. A native of Iran, born in the Kurdish city of Kermanshah, he was a musical prodigy who, began traveling Iran to perform and explore the music of its many regions. Internationally, he has appeared as soloist with a variety of symphony orchestras and ensembles. Kayhan is co-founder of the renowned ensembles Dastan; Ghazal: Persian & Indian Improvisations; and Masters of Persian Music. Kayhan’s compositions are prominent in the Silk Road Ensemble’s repertoire, and his recordings have received four Grammy Award nominations.

The Silk Road Ensemble was formed by Yo-Yo Ma in 2000 which made up of performers and composers from more than 20 countries.