Saman Shahi

Composer, Pianist and conductor

Media/Samples

 Some favourite moments from my show Borrowed Tunes back in May.



"Lullaby on a Cold Winter Night" Performed by Sarv String Orchetsra in June 2017 in Toronto.

Kousha Nakhaei, Director and Conductor



"Elegy for the falling leaves" performed by Ladom Ensemble. May 26th 2016, Pouya Hamidi, Piano, Michael Bridge, Accordion, Adam Campbell, Percussuin, Marie-cristine st. Jaquas Cello.

Performance of my "Fevered Ashes" in Toronto by Maureen Batt, Soprano ad Cheryl Duval on Piano. Poem by Forough Farrokhzad. March 2016.


"Chaotic Dreams" a one minute piece for Piano performed by Yumi Suehiro in New York, October of 2015. Selected piece as part of Vox Novus 15 Year Festival and fifteen Minutes of fame. 



My composition "Scherzo" for solo Guitar performed by Garaham Banfield on December 17th 2015 at the Canadian Music Centre.

Pouya Hamidi Performing my piece "Mingling Leaves" at the 2015 Tirgan Festival in Toronto.

Performing Maziar Heidari's Sonatine for Piano Solo at Tirgan 2015 in Toronto.


Short Piano piece written for the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto at the Canadian Music Centre's CMC on the 13th concert series on June 13th 2015.
Perofrmed by Pouya Hamidi



Postlude as Performed by ICOT Orchestra in Toronto. December 2014. Conductor Maziar Heidari, Soprano Zorana Sadiq

The National Ballet of Canada's YOU Dance and the Cathedral Bluff Symphony Orchestra, May 25th, "Rage" from the "5 Tabelux from Khosrow and Shirin" mini Ballet.

Three Quatrains by Omar Khayyam for Men's Chorus, Performed by the Canadian Men's Chorus on May 21st 2014 at the Glenn
 Gould Studio, Toronto


Coffee- A short Film by Pouya Eshtehardi- Scored by Saman Shahi- Participant and Award winning festivals in Brazil, France ( Aviff Cannes), USA, Colombia, Russia.


Excerpts from the "Operatic Narrations of Arash the Archer" done by the Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto, ICOT, July of 2013 at the Harbourfront Center.




" Variations on a Distracted Theme" performed by Contact contemporary Ensemble. Canadian Music Center, June 7th 2013.

"When We Fall" Performed by the Canadian Contemporary Music workshop, CCMW. April 27th, 2013 Music Gallery, Toronto, Conductor: Gary Kulesha

"When We Fall..." put to picture by Pouya Eshtehardi


" A Dialogue in Afshari" For Clarinet solo and Electronic Sounds, Clarinetist: Peter Stoll, Walter hall, University of Toronto, January 2013

BBC Farsi Interview with ICOT [ Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto]


"Gardens of Wonder" For String Quartet, Narration and Sounds- Toronto, TonBeau String Quartet, September 2012

"Petite Suite" For Large Wind Ensemble, Northdale Concert Band, Toronto, October 2012

"Rob Ford; An Operatic Life" Production by the University of Toronto's Opera Department- Michael Albano: Librettist- Gamut Ensemble, University of Toronto Opera program singers- "Finale"

"9 Miniatures Based on the Radif for Piano solo"  Piano: Pouya Hamidi-  McGill University Studio, October of 2011.
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