Mehdi Hosseini

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Seyed Mehdi Hosseini Bami (born July 10, 1979, Persia, Tehran, Persian: سید مهدی حسینی بمی) is a Persian composer of contemporary classical music.

Mehdi Hosseini
Born 1979 (age 37–38)
Origin Iran
Genres Contemporary classical music, Persian symphonic music
Occupation(s) composer


Hosseini received his master's degree and Doctor of Music degree (DMA) in Composition from Saint Petersburg State Conservatory,[1] named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.[2] His major teachers include [3] Farhad Fakhreddini, Prof. Alexander Minatsakanian, Prof. Nigel Osborne and Prof. Sergei Slonimsky in composition, and Professor Tatiana Bershadskaya in Musicology. His early musical experiences included from 1998–2001, where he studying music theory, Persian music and composition with Farhad Fakhreddini [4] in Tehran. Hosseini then entered the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory in 2001 where he under the guidance of Prof. Tatiana Bershadskaya studied musicology and composition with Prof. Mnatsakanian and continued postgraduate course with the composer Sergei Slonimsky. Mehdi Hosseini completed a composition course from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna in 2007 during the summer courses at Mürzzuschlag, Austria where he studied with Nigel Osborne.[5]

Hosseini’s compositions [6] include works for large orchestra, chamber orchestra, voice, solo piano and various ensembles and has been performed and recorded by the Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra and the Saint-Petersburg State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.[7] He was the focus of attention in Russia as a composer.[8] and his works are performed during such festivals as St. Petersburg Musical Spring, Contemporary East and West, Contemporary Past,[9][10][11] A Reverse Perspective,[12] Trajectories of Petersburg Avant-Garde, Sound Ways.[13]

Mehdi Hosseini made an invaluable contribution to the development of the St. Petersburg cultural scene [14] in 2010 [15] when he opened the St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “” and in 2013, he founded the Saint-Petersburg International New Music Festival "reMusik".[16]

Selected Compositions[edit]

  • Symphony of Monody (2005)
  • Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra (2008).
  • The Baluch (2009), for alto flute, contrabassoon, horn, xylophone, violin and cello.
  • Peshtpa (2009), for oboe, Bass clarinet and violoncello.
  • Taleshi Hava (2010), for solo violin and bassoon.
  • An Unfinished Draft (2010), for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, violoncello and baritone.
  • Pause (2010), for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, violoncello and tubular bells.
  • Monodies (2011), for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and violoncello.
  • Hesar (2013), for Symphony orchestra
  • Huzārag (2013), for piano.
  • Abkenari (2013), for flute, clarinet, violin and cello.
  • Sarbang (2014), for flute, oboe, clarinet (Bb), trombone, piano, percussions, violin, viola and cello
  • Marsiehâ-ye Khâk (2014), for Symphony Orchestra
  • Inertia I. (2014), for clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, violin and cello


  • Best Classical Album of the Year (2013), From Iranian House of Music



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