Semir “Sammy” HASIĆ (b. 1964) began playing music at the age of 6. He attended music school in Zenica and studied theoretical and pedagogical direction under professor Vinko Kreitmeyer in Sarajevo, eventually completing his studies of composition and conducting in Würzburg where he became professor of composition and conducting.
He worked for the Benkert School of Music with the well-known Fischer Choir, had his own private school “SAMMY,” organized the “First Harmonica of BiH” competition, and organized the Association of the City of Artists of Ze-Do Canton. Hasić is producer and composer of international popular tunes, has held seminars and courses throughout Europe, and has performed concerts around the world.
Hasić is the author of four instructional books and CDs, collectively known as the “Sammy Keyboard Methods.” He has released albums and videos on Croatia Records, Bemix Produktion, and Nota Bene, and has composed the scores for various films. In Italy in 1994, he was awarded the title of Accordion World Champion.