"As strongly influenced by his native country’s idiom yet also undeniably informed by classical training and the world of academic new music — a healthy balance." -SF Classical Voice

"It's not an experience easily forgotten!" -Financial Times on String Quartet No.3; A Threnody for Those Who Remain

"Aminikia has begun to cultivate his own unique voice through which his personal experiences and memories have been refracted" -SF Examiner

"Fabulous, colorful and persuasive" -John Adams

Photography: Matthew Washburn - Sahba Aminikia Music © 2014

list of works

  • “Sooge Sohrab” (The Tragedy of Sohrab) (2013) for Living Earth Show (Guitars and Percussion) 13’
  • “Tar o Pood" (2013) for Kronos Quartet - 14’
  • Deltangi-ha (Nostalgies) (2012) - commissioned by Delphi Trio - premiered at Old First Church on September 23, 2012. - 18’
  • Original soundtrack for “Inescapable Dream” (2012) -15’
  • Original soundtrack for “No Reflection” (2012) -10’
  • Winter’s Leaving for Orchestra (2011) 7’
  • Winter’s Leaving for string quartet for Kronos Quartet (2011) 7’
  • Zár for Orchestra - commissioned by Symphony Parnassus - Premiered on June 10, 2012. - 9’
  • Jasmine in Winter (2011) for flute and guitar- commissioned by Sasha Launer - 11’
  • “A Threnody for Those Who Remain” (2010) for Kronos Quartet -10’
  • Three Persian Dances for guitar trio (2010) - Commissioned by Mobius Trio - 7’
  • String Quartet No.2 : ONE DAY, TEHRAN (2009) - 11’
  • Miniatures - for Viola solo and Piano (2009) -7’
  • Suite for Just Intonation Guitar (2009 - commissioned by Elliot Simpson - 11’
  • Pro Patria for San Francisco Conservatory of Music New Music Ensembles (2008) -6’
  • Elegy for 60 Afghan Children Who Were Killed in a US Airstrike in 2008 (2008) -8’
  • Alef for Mezzo and Piano (2009) written for Kelly Birch - 4’
  • Woodwind Quintet (2008) - 8’
  • Reng for Piano (2007) - 10’
  • Kereshmeh - piece for viola solo (2007) -7’
  • Song Cycle for Bass and Piano (2004) - 12’
  • String Quartet No.1 (2004) -10’
  • Naghmeh - for piano solo (2003) -7’
  • Persian Nightmares - Suite for Piano (2003) - 5’
  • Original Soundtrack for : Anis  (televised theatre) - 2002
  • Original Soundtrack for : Life is an Eternal Fire-Temple - premiered in Tehran Central Theatre Hall in 2001

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