Born in Tehran-Iran in 1992.
Armin Sanayei is a composer from Iran who is influenced by old Iranian musical/cultural elements
and try to express this inspiration in his music by using the techniques of classical western and
As a composition student and freelance composer, his pieces have been performed in several
halls by great musicians and ensembles such as Duo Arcord, Reconsil Ensemble Vienna, Max
Brand Ensemble, Elise Jacoberger(Bassoon), Florian Berner(Cello), Ana Topalovic(Cello), Theresa
Dinkhauser(clarinet) etc. On summer 2019, he also had a remarkable opportunity to be invited to
conduct his orchestral piece(Veins, as tree branches)with the Tonkünstler Orchestra at Grafenegg
festival 2019. Also, his 1st string quartet will be premiered on 24th February 2020 by Alban Berg
Ensemble in Wiener Musikverein- Brahms hall.
Armin Sanayei started music with plying violin under Ebrahim Lotfi at the age of 6 in Tehran. he
started to learn composition from renowned Iranian composer, Ahmad Pejman when he was 12.
In 2013 he has been invited by Dr.Peter Leisch to Festival 4020 in Linz to get his “Clarinet Quintet”
premier with Hugo Wolf String Quartet in Brucknerhaus. it spired him to move to Austria and
persue his composition study in Vienna. Since 2013 he is a composition student in the university
of music and performing arts Vienna (MDW) under Prof. Dr. Martin Lichtfuss and Prof. Detlev