MI SUCCESS STORY: SHAHED MOHSENI
Playing the santoor by the age of eight, his musical talent was apparent from an early age. Soon after, he picked up a special interest in music composition and audio recording. As a Maestro, he has recorded several patents and won various festival prizes for invention and innovation up to age of 18.
At the age of 18 he started his higher education in four different fields, studying Information Technology, Music Composition, Sound Engineering and Video Production. He graduated from Southern Cross University of Australia in Computer Engineering and completed two master degrees in Information Systems and Visual Arts at Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus. He ended up in Los Angeles after he moved to Texas and started “looking to find something like a combination of business and music or media together.” After that, he enrolled in the music business program at MI.
By living in a multicultural environment in Cyprus and observing talented people from different nationalities with different cultures and skills, he decided to create a media program designed to accommodate diverse skills and talents in the arts. This culminated in the establishment of InterContinental Concerts Organization in 2011, a multimedia production organization that produces music, live concerts, performance videos and feature films. Since 2011, Shahed worked with 145 artists and crew from 45 nationalities (from East-Asia to Mediterranean Rim, Europe, Africa and America) and produced award winning music tracks as well as successful concerts in Cyprus and US.
Shahed received several music awards from California and Nashville including medallions from Global Music Awards, International Songwriting Competition winner award and 2017 World beat Artist Of The Year by Akademia Music Awards. Music Connection Magazine featured Shahed as multi-talented DIY artists in Jan 2017 and also placed him into the 2016’s Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists.
While at MI, Shahed said,
“I met true industry veterans…as well as lots of talented artists which lead me to create a strong network which helped me for my next steps.”
In 2018, Shahed offered musicians around the world the chance to be awarded for their hard efforts with the “InterContinental Music Awards,” with the goal of evaluating music by a professionally trained panel of judges, and rewarding with education and prizes.