Arshia Samsaminia (*1989 Tehran, Iran)
He studied contemporary composition at Sibelius Academy of Music in Finland, University of Gothenburg (Academy of Music and Drama) in Sweden, UDK University of Arts in Berlin, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and Tbilisi State Music Conservatory under the supervision of Helena Tulve, Malin Bång, Manolis Vlitakis, Marc Sabat, Ole Lutzüow Holm and etc. He is a current Ph.D. candidate at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece under the supervision of Prof. Dimitri Papageorgiou and Prof. Caspar Johannes Walter (University of Sciences and Arts in Basel) in Composition.
He is one of the finalists of the Jonathan Harvey Scholarship 2020 at Huddersfield University.
Samsaminia has had the collaborations with the well-known Ensembles such as the Klangforum Wien Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Garage, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Trio Saeitenwind, Ljubljana Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, KLART Ensemble, EMTA Tallinn Sinfonietta, HSM Symphonic and Opera Orchestra Gothenburg, Hanatsu Miroir Strasbourg, Łódź Academy Symphonic Orchestra, GEPO Unesco orchestra in Paris, Sepia Ensemble Poland, Tbilisi Contemporary Ensemble, Omnibus contemporary Ensemble and etc.
His compositions have been selected and performed in numerous festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2020, Gaudeamus 2018 Netherlands, Sound and Images New York (Eastman Audio Research Project Concert), Ticino Musica 2019 Switzerland, OutHear 2019 Greece, Poznań Contemporary Music Festival Poland, Mixtur Barcelona, UNM Nordisk Iceland, Sound of Stockholm, Tehran contemporary music festival, Eufonija Festival in Serbia, Lerici Music Festival “Suoni Dal Golfo” Italy, and Siren Festival Gothenburg, Sweden and etc.
He attended in Masterclasses held by Tristan Murail, Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Bianchi, Dimitri Kourldianski, Rebecca Saunders, Karlheinz Essl, Pierluigi Billone ,Georg Hajdu ,Alexander Schubert, John Chowning, José María Sánchez-Verdú, Mauro Montalbetti, Klaus Lang, Dror Feiler, Michael Finnissy, Simon Steen-Andersen and etc.
His music has been performed in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Poland, Iceland, USA, Italy, Slovenia, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Serbia, Georgia, France, Armenia, Uzbekistan, and Iran.