Armin Sanayei was born in Tehran-Iran in 1992. He is a composer from Iran, influenced by old Iranian musical/cultural elements and try to express this inspiration in his music by using the techniques of classical western and contemporary music.
As a 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), Marta Sudraba(cello), Theresa Dinkhauser(clarinet), Linus Köhring(Viola), Kaori Nishii(Piano), Jacob Hernández Enríquez(Violin, etc.
On the summer of 2019, he also had a remarkable opportunity to be invited by Peter Ruzicka to conduct his orchestral piece(Veins, as tree branches)with the Tonkünstler Orchester at Grafenegg 2019.
Also, his 1st string quartet has been premiered on 24th February 2020 by ‘Alban Berg Ensemble Wien’ in Musikverein Vienna, 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 pursue 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 Müller-Siemens.