Aranjuez Artists, Inc.
Managing Director and Founder
phone: (323) 875-8008
We have created a platform for learning through our internship if you are interested to gain experience and knowledge about the business aspect of performing arts, artist management, musical performance booking, and tours.
To better utilize talents and everyone’s time, we’ve created a selection process and therefore encourage enthusiastic candidates to follow our guided application process by filling out the online form.
Aranjuez Artists, Inc. provides Concert Artist Management and PR for unique classical, world music, and crossover musicians. Our goal is to bring you the best rising stars that perform at a high level consistently. We will meet your budget needs and help you sell tickets, bring in new audiences, and attract new donors.
Our Artists understand the needs of presenting organizations very well and help with PR and fundraising needs when necessary. They are easy to work with and each has a unique voice in their way of playing their instruments.
Sean Samimi, Managing Director and Founder
Sean completed his music studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California (BM, MM, GC in classical guitar performance, and courses in Audio Engineering and Arts Management).
Sean joined the Los Angeles office of the renowned artist agency Opus 3 Artists, LLC in 2009 and assisted its management with a large number of distinguished instrumental soloists and conductors—in the process building up a network of music industry professionals from around the world. He joined the Philharmonic Society of Orange County in 2013 as an Artistic Administrator, overseeing operations and programming of instrumental soloists, chamber music ensembles, and orchestras. As a Board Member and Artistic Advisor of the Laguna Beach Music Festival (in partnership with Laguna Beach Live!), he led the 2015 festival’s programming and production to its first-ever sold-out performances in their 13-year history. Having earned the confidence and trust of many artists combined with a vast knowledge of ‘Artists and Repertoire’ that he has become known for, Sean founded Aranjuez Artists, Inc. in 2015 to represent them nationally and internationally. He is frequently invited to give lectures on music business industry topics related to Arts and Non-profit Management, Artist Management, Careers in Music, and Developing Entrepreneurial Skills. He’s been invited to give music business and entrepreneurship lectures at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, 2016 Guitar Masters Festival and International Competition (Wrocław, Poland), 2018 Miami International GuitART Festival and Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music where he’ll be returning again in fall of 2017. His background in audio recording, A&R, and artist management has made him a favorite candidate among festivals and competitions to invite for jury duty. Recent distinguished festivals and competitions invitations include IX International Guitar Course and Competition in Olsztyn (Poland), Guitar Masters International Competition in Wrocław (Poland), 2018 The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition (Buffalo, NY), 2018 Gohar & Ovanes Andriassian Classical Guitar Competition and Festival, 2019 Central Valley Guitar Summit at Fresno City College (CA).
Naeim Rahmani, Booking and Tour Coordinator
Naeim Rahmani completed his Master’s degree in classical guitar performance at the University of Wisconsin under renowned Cuban guitarist Rene Izquierdo. He has since gone on to develop his own performance career, winning awards at competitions in San Francisco, Seattle and Louisville. He has performed internationally in Spain, Germany and Mexico and appears regularly in the US. Naeim worked for several years as the lead classical guitar teacher at the
nationally recognized Latino Arts Strings Program in Milwaukee, where he also served as the director for the 2017 guitar festival and competition. As the festival director Naeim was responsible for expanding the scope and profile of the event, leading to a significant increase in attendance and revenue. Naeim now lives in Seattle where he leads the Seattle-Isfahan Music Project, an initiative that brings together composers and performers from Seattle and Iran. Their current project is a collaboration with the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra that includes newly commissioned works from a new generation of Iranian and American composers.
As the Booking and Tours coordinator at Aranjuez Artists, Inc., Naeim is in charge of managing the tour schedule for the artists. He works closely with the artists and venue managers to insure that all transportation and related logistics are handled smoothly and efficiently.