Recent and upcoming engagements include appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Leipziger Sinfonieorchester, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Sinfonietta. Additionally, Sameer has worked with the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Lucerne Festival Strings, Orchestra da Camera di Trento, the Ensemble Zandonai, the Festival Orchestra of Sofia at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the Oslo Chamber Orchestra, and the Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra at the Stresa Festival. He has also conducted at the David Oistrakh Festival and the Leigo Music Days Festival in Estonia in appearances with the Estonian National Youth Symphony and the St. Petersburg Festival Orchestra.
Sameer began his musical training as a pianist and received both his graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University of Michigan, where he studied conducting with Kenneth Kiesler. He furthered his training internationally with acclaimed conductors Kurt Masur, Bernard Haitink, Gianandrea Noseda, David Zinman, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Larry Rachleff, JoAnn Falletta, Günther Herbig, Mei-Ann Chen, Thomas Wilkins, and Marin Alsop. He has held prestigious conducting fellowships with the Boston Philharmonic and the Chicago Sinfonietta, and credits his time with these organizations for developing his passionate approach to engaging with audiences of all backgrounds and to reimagining the concert experience. Also an enthusiastic advocate for music education, Sameer has worked with school and youth orchestras in North America, South America, and Europe.