Siamak Aghaei

Siamak Aghaei

Siamak Aghaei is an Iranian classical santur player/composer. Born in Ahvaz, he began studying the santur at the age of eight with master Parviz Meshkatian and later the radif (Persian repertoire) with Majid Kiani. Aghaei received his degree in music from Tehran University of the Arts and resides in Tehran, where he is active as a teacher and performer.

Since 1997 he has divided his musical interests between the study of Iranian folk music traditions and the performance of the classical santur. He has collected an audiovisual archive of music and instruments from Northern Khorasan and has arranged a series of radio lectures on the different schools of santur playing and its techniques.

In 2000 Aghaei was invited by Kayhan Kalhor to join his ensemble and the Silk Road Ensemble, with whom he tours around the world. He also performs with Ensemble Aftaab and Atlas Ensemble. He founded the group Santurnavazan (Santur Players) to promote the distinct performing techniques and sound possibilities of his instrument.
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Siamak Aghaei Discography

Instruments & Performance

Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon (Album) Sony Classical Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends Kuai Le Yo-Yo Ma & Friends - Songs Of Joy & Peace (Album) Sony Classical Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88875002252, 88843044632 Yo-Yo Ma Blue As The Turquoise Night Of Neyshabur Yo-Yo Ma - In Goed Gezelschap - Yo-Yo Ma In Nederland(5xCD, Comp) Sony Classical, Sony Classical 88875002252, 88843044632 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

0190295875213 Golijov*, Yo-Yo Ma, The Knights*, Eric Jacobsen Ascending Bird Golijov*, Yo-Yo Ma, The Knights*, Eric Jacobsen - Azul(CD, Album) Warner Classics 0190295875213 Europe 2017 Sell This Version