Sina Bathaie

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Sina Bathaie
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Sina Bathaie on the cover of Ray of Hope album
Background information
Born (1986-12-08) December 8, 1986 (age 36)
Yazd, Iran
  • World Fusion
  • Film Score
  • Electronic
  • Composer
  • Santur player
  • Santur
  • Piano
  • Baglama
Years active2002 - present
LabelsWindcatcher Records
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EducationComposition and Orchestration for Films and TV
Alma materBerklee College of Music
  • Javad Bathaie (father)

Sina Bathaie (SiːNɒː BæT hɒːiː Persian سینا بطحایی ) is an Iranian-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, producer and film score composer, mostly known for his contemporary style of playing santur and his fusion music. [1]

The WholeNote Magazine called him "One of Toronto's Best kept Secret" [2], and Prince Amyn Aga Khan quoted "It reminded me that good music is made of dreams and echoes of dreams" [3]

Early life

Sina was born into a musician family; his father Javad Bathaie is a santur maestro in Iran. He began playing at the age of seven and studied Persian classical repertoire (Radif) on the instrument Oud with Mohammad Firouzi. He later studied Composition and Orchestration for Films and TV at Berklee College of Music. [4] [5]


Bathaie received a warm recognition in the Canadian music scene after immigrating to Canada in 2009. He released his first album Sound of Silence in 2012, and had been featured at festivals like Luminato Festival [6], Pacific Contact [7], Folk Music Ontario [8], CINARS [9], Mundial Montreal [10], Prismatic Festival [11], Aga Khan Museum [12], Fete de la Musique Mont Tremblant [13], TD Niagara Jazz Festival [14], Small World Music [15] [16] also TV and radio appearances at CP24 [17] and CBC Radio Metro Morning [18] and artist talk at Dalhousie University. [19]

Sina developed his own style of music by incorporating Eastern melodies along with Western instrumentation and achieved a unique sound in world fusion music with his ensemble that includes cello, guitar, bass, percussion, drum and santur. [20] He released his second album Ray of Hope on Windcatcher Records in 2017 [21], The album was nominated for Best World Beat Album of the Year in 16th annual Independent Music Award in NYC. [22][23]

Bathaie also scored movies such as Un royaume déménage, Ameno and Mr Settled Immigrant. [1]

Awards and nominations

His single "Summerdaze" was also nominated for Independent Music Award for Best Song - Dance or Electronica in 2019. [24]


Album Release Year Record Label Note
Sound of Silence 2012 Independent Solo santur; Personal Interpretation from Persian contemporary music featuring guest musician William Kinard on Guitar
Ray of Hope 2017 Windcatcher Records Nominated for Best world Beat Album of the Year at 16th Annual Independent Music Awards


Year Single Record Label Note
2019 "Sahara" Windcatcher Records
2019 "One Last Time" Windcatcher Records
2018 "Summerdaze" Windcatcher Records
2017 "Ray of Hope (Radio Edit)" Windcatcher Records
2017 "Rebirth" Windcatcher Records
2016 "Into the Sky" Independent


Year Film Director Note
2020 Ameno Behzad Sedghi
2019 Mr Settled Immigrant Behzad Sedghi
2013 Un royaume déménage Terence Chotard

In the media


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sina Bathaie". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  2. "The WholeNote Magazine Review". Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  3. "Sina Bathaie Live | Revival Event Venue 783 College St, Toronto Ontario Canada". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  4. "Sina Bathaie". Ontario Place. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  5. "Sina Bathaie - Film Scoring". Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  6. "Luminato – Toronto's International Arts Festival". Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  7. "2019 Showcase Artists | BC Touring Council". Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  8. "Folk Music Ontario photo album: the conference in pics (Part 2)". Roots Music Canada. 2018-10-07. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  9. "CINARS Biennale 2018". Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  10. "Mundial Montreal #5". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  11. "Sina Bathaie – Prismatic Festival". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  12. "Aga Khan Museum". Aga Khan Museum. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  13. "La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant | Festival | Labor Day weekend". La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  14. Hutton, Richard (2018-07-09). "Sina Bathaie's 'Ray of Hope'". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  15. "Artist Spotlight: Sina Bathaie". Hye's Musings. 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  16. "Small World Music Society - Sina Bathaie". Small World Music Society. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  17. "Sina Bathaie performs". CP24. 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  18. Metro Morning (2020-01-09). "'It can bring a little bit of peace': Iranian musician says music can heal during times of sadness". CBC News. Retrieved 2020-01-09.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  19. "Artist Talk with composer and Santur player, SINA BATHAIE". Dalhousie University. Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  20. "Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management". MGAM INC. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  21. "Sina Bathaie - Album Release Concert - Ray of Hope". Retrieved 2020-02-26.
  22. "Music News Digest, April 2, 2018". FYIMusicNews. 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  23. "The 16th Independent Music Awards Nominees". Independent Music Awards. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  24. "The 17th Independent Music Awards Nominees & Winners". Independent Music Awards. Retrieved 2020-02-21.

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