Arshia Samsaminia (*1989 Tehran, Iran)
He studied contemporary composition at the Sibelius Academy of Music in Finland, the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, UDK University of Arts in Berlin, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and Tbilisi State Music Conservatory under the supervision of Helena Tulve, Malin Bång, Manolis Vlitakis, Tapio Tuomela, Ole Lutzüow Holm, Maka Virsalaze and etc.
Currently, Samsaminia is a PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, under the supervision of Professor Dimitri Papageorgiou and Professor Caspar Johannes Walter of the University of Science and Arts in Basel.
During his training at the International Young Composers Academy in Ticino, Switzerland, under the supervision of Oscar Bianchi and Dimitri Kourldianski, he was awarded a full scholarship as a trained composer. In addition, he was a finalist/nominee for the Jonathan Harvey Award/Scholarship 2020 at Huddersfield University in the United Kingdom. In 2022, he was the resident composer at the Klangteppich Festival in Berlin, which the German Federal Cultural Foundation funded.
Samsaminia has collaborated with well-known ensembles such as Klangforum Wien Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Garage, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Trio Estatico (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche), Trio Saeitenwind, Ljubljana contemporary chamber, KLART Ensemble, EMTA Tallinn Sinfonietta, HSM Symphonic and Opera Orchestra Gothenburg, Hanatsu Miroir Strassbourg, Lódź Academy Symphony Orchestra, Sepia Ensemble, Omnibus Ensemble, Collettivo_21 and etc.
Many of his compositions have been presented and performed at festivals, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival,Musica Nova Helsinki 2023, reMusik, OutHear Festival, Gaudeamus fest, Sound and Images New York, Ticino Musica 2019, Crossroads, Poznań Contemporary, Mixtur Festival, UNM Iceland, Sound of Stockholm, ICMC Korea, Tehran contemporary music festival, Eufonija, Siren Festival Gothenburg, etc.
He attended Masterclasses held by Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Bianchi, Dimitri Kourldianski, Rebecca Saunders, Karlheinz Essl, Pierluigi Billone ,Alexander Schubert, Tristan Murail, John Chowning, José Sánchez-Verdú, Klaus Lang, Dror Feiler, etc.
His music has been performed in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Poland, Iceland, USA, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Serbia, etc.
Scholarships / Certificates :
Official jury member of composition competitions at:
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Festivals attendance :
Impuls Nue Musik 2019, Germany/Switzerland
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Concerts and Performed Compositions (Excerpts) :
Final Research Paper (MA degree in Composition)