Mirsaeed Hosseiny Panah is an Iranian composer and musician with Santoor as his main instrument – a trapezoid shaped string instrument played on with small hammers. His curiosity toward different genres of music motivated him to study classical and jazz music in addition to the heritage of Iranian classical music. His background gave him the conclusion that despite the contrast between these musical fields, there is still a musical language out there that stands as a combination of all three. In 2013 he graduated from Tehran University, and recently he graduated with his second master’s degree from the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH). In addition to being invited as a soloist with different orchestras/bands, he has been given several commissions as a composer and arranger. Mirsaeed is one of the participants in Borealis Ung Komponist 2021/22.
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