Sami Seif was named the winner of Ensemble 126‘s inaugural composition competition. Seif was selected from 96 applicants. As a result, he has been commissioned to write a piece for Ensemble 126 which will be premiered on Thursday, August 11 at the NFA Convention in Chicago.
Sami Seif was recognized by the SOCAN Foundation in the prestigious Young Composer Competition for both his Harp Concerto and his string quartet Orientalism (2020) . Seif received second prize in the orchestra category and third prize in the chamber category.
Sami Seif’s Miniatures from Phoenicia (2020) for Flute Alone, dedicated to and premiered by Mary Kay Fink of The Cleveland Orchestra was reviewed on the online magazine The Flute View by Jessie Nucho. The reviewer described Seif’s use of microtones as “striking”.
Sami Seif was named an as a finalist for the 2019 Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Call for Scores from a pool of nearly 8 000 applicants of all ages for La’ib an-nard (The Dice Player, 2019).This is the second year that Seif is recognized by the KCO.
Sami Seif was honored as a winner of the Webster University’s Young Composer Competition for La’ib an-nard (The Dice Player, 2019). As a result, his piece has been recorded by Chamber Project St. Louis.
Sami Seif was named an as a finalist for the 2019 Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Call for Scores from a pool of more than 2200 applicants of all ages from more than 90 countries for La’ib an-nard (The Dice Player, 2019).