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Iranian Composer Sam Daghighian Wins ERM Media's Composition Competition


Will Be Recording With Prague Radio Symphony, March 2007


On February 8, 2007 Sam Daghighian, a 34 year old Iranian Composer who grew up in Los Angeles, CA, was announced as one of the winners of ERM Media’s annual Composition Competition, and will be recording his winning composition “Sinfonia” with the legendary Prague Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, on March 4 & 5, 2007.


Sam Daghighian

Sam Daghighian, is a student of Iranian Musical Icon, Shardad Rohani.  After completing his studies in Piano and Composition at California State University Northridge, Sam composed and performed the Original Musical Score for “Babak and Friends” starring Shohreh Agdashloo and Parviz Sayyad, which brought the story of Nowrooz (Iranian New Year) to youths worldwide.  Sam’s blend of Persian and Classical score has been recognized by several animation awards and is currently in the Smithsonian Museum, for its cultural significance.  He has also composed for piano, orchestra, and various chamber ensembles.   


Sam competed against 350 international composers of all ages and his piece entitled, “Sinfonia” was selected as one of 10 to be recorded and released on CD by the 75 member, 120 year old, world class ensemble, which will be led by Robert Ian Winstin, Conductor.  Maestro Winstin is a world class international conductor and composer who has performed in La Scala and Carnegie Hall.  Sam will be traveling to Prague to eversee the rehearsals and recording sessions on March 4th and 5th of 2007.  The CD recording will be released worldwide within the year.


This opportunity, for a young member of the Iranian Artistic Community in Los Angeles, to be recognized and heard internationally is an important and exiting event.


In summary, Sam Daghighian has been an active member of the Iranian musical community as composer, teacher, and student and is so proud to represent the community of young Iranian Composers and Artists in this worldwide event.  



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