Vahid E. Hosseini (1984 Tehran) is a composer and performer. He has studied composition with Salvatore Sciarrino, Marco Stroppa, Gabriele Manca, Paolo Aralla, Tristan Murail (masterclass) Alessandro Solbiati, and Veli-Matti Puumala, at Bologna conservatory - graduating with top marks cum laude - Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Chigiana Academy Siena, Verdi conservatory Milan, and HMDK Stuttgart. He mastered Persian classical music on the instrument setar with Massoud Shaari and Hossein Alizadeh in Iran.

His compositions have been praised as “outsiders to the dilemma of the unavoidable mimetic nostalgias of the present time”*, stemming from a “sense of clarity that proposes new solutions on how to survive a ground zero.” Hosseini's works have been the result of the incompatibility of his two main cultural formations, namely Persian and Western music, and the paradoxes that they pose within the context of contemporary realities.

His music has been played by notable groups like Mdi ensemble Milan, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker,  Fontanamix Ensemble Bologna, Zagros ensemble Helsinki, Versoi Ensemble New York, Tehran InterOrchestra, and notable interpreters such as Paolo Ravaglia, Nicola Baroni, David Nunez, Marina Boselli, Cecilia Seo, Yohnah Park, Lorenzo Dari etc. His new Album is to be published by the notable Italian label Stradivarius Edizioni Musicali.

He has received several awards such as the absolute first prize of Premio Alberghini 2019, first prize of Premio Magone 2020, in Bologna, and the third  prize of Premio Verdi 2022 in Milan.

His musical career has seen performances either as composer, performer or lecturer, in important cultural places in the world such as Helsinki Music Center, Sala Verdi Milano, Ircam Paris, Teatro Comunale Bologna, Sala del Buonumore Pietro Grossi Florence, Liederhalle and Turm (HMDK) Konzert-Saal in Stuttgart, Wilhelm-Peterson-Saal Darmstadt, Hall Julij Betetto Ljubljana, Vahdat hall and Arasbaran hall in Tehran among others.

Between 2021-2023 he conducted his artistic research on "sense and sensibility in working with systems" in collaboration with Orpheus Institut Ghent, Conservatorio Cherubini of Florence and Conservatorio Verdi of Milan.

He currently lives and works between Stuttgart and Milan.