Arshia Samsaminia (*1989 Tehran, Iran)
He studied contemporary composition at Sibelius Academy of Music in Finland, University of Gothenburg, 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. Recently, he awarded a full scholarship as a trained composer at Ticino International Young Composers Academy in Switzerland.
Samsaminia has had the collaborations with the well-known Ensembles such as 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, Collettivo_21 and etc.
His compositions have been selected and performed in numerous festivals such as OutHear Festival, Gaudeamus 2018 Netherlands, Sound and Images New York, Ticino Musica 2019, Crossroads 2020, Poznań Contemporary MusicFestival Poland, Mixtur Barcelona, UNM Nordisk Iceland, Sound of Stockholm, ICMC Korea, Tehran contemporary music festival, Eufonija Festival in Serbia, Lerici Music Festival, and Siren Festival Gothenburg and etc.
He attended in Masterclasses held by Tristan Murail, Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Bianchi, Dimitri Kourldianski, Rebecca Saunders, Karlheinz Essl, Pierluigi Billone ,Alexander Schubert, John Chowning, José Sánchez-Verdú, 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.