Idin Samimi Mofakham, Iranian composer and musician, was born in 1982 in
Tehran, Iran from one of the most famous Iranian artistic families. His late father,
Kambiz Samimi Mofakham, a renowned and beloved children’s theatre and
TV director, actor and puppeteer and his mother Hengameh Mofid, a famous
children’s theatre dramatist and university professor, is from the most important
Iranian artistic families.
Samimi Mofakham began music by learning classic guitar playing at the age
18 and later enrolled at the Tehran Conservatory where he received his B.A. in
Classic Guitar; (2003-2005).
At the same time he founded his first music band “Migraine”, an experimental
and underground music group, with his sister, Alma as vocalist and his two
friends. They performed a few but highly successful underground performances
in Tehran; but since there was no way to present the group through any
authorized Iranian media, they stop performing for a while. Meanwhile the
success of Migraine made them think more seriously about their music talents.
Idin enrolled master classes in Composition, Harmony, Counterpoint and
Orchestration and continued his guitar playing with some of the best Iranian
teachers at the same time.
Eventually he enrolled at Yerevan State Conservatory (Komitas Conservatory)
in 2005 which he received his B.A. and M.A. in composition from the same
conservatory in 2011 under the supervision of his teachers, especially Maestro
Samimi Mofakham have received several awards and honors for his instrumental
and vocal (choir and solo) pieces including Honorary Diploma from Composers
Union of Armenia for Monologue for Violin solo, Armenian Young Composers
Festival 2008, the First Prize at the Areon Flutes Competition for Pastorale for
3 flutes, International Chamber Music Competition 2009, California, USA; and
also selected by CONVERGENCE, a foundation from Switzerland to take part in
their master classes and workshops for young composers with Swiss composer
Stefan Wirth which held in Georgia. In 2013 he is the Composer in Residence at
Festival 4020, in Linz, Austria.
He is a permanent member of Iranian Society of Composers and tutor of
Superior Music schools and colleges in Tehran. He is also a founding member of
Composition and Music Theory Department at Music Department of University of
Applied Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran.
His works has been played in Iran, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany,
Austria, Georgia and Armenia.