Siamak Aghaei was born in Ahwaz. At the age of eight he began his musical studies on the “Santur” in “The Organization of Preservation and Publication of Iranian Traditional Music”.
He has studied and play Santur with Iran’s most imminent “Santur” players, such as Meshkatian and Shenasa. He continued his studies of Persian classical repertoire (the Radif) with number of renowned masters such as Lotfi and Kiani, two well-known interpreters of the “Radif”.
He received a degree in music from University of Tehran and resides in Tehran where he is active as a teacher in his school of Iranian Santur and also teaches the "persian classical repertoire (Radif)" and "the basic of Iranian music" in the university of Tehran. Some of his recent commissions, which includes traditional Persian works and written for YoYo Ma's "Silk Road Project" such as "Where The Wind Will Take Us", with whom he performed and recorded in 2008, "Atlas Ensemble" with Ed Spanjard and "Labyrinth Festival" with Ross Daly in Europe, "Oriental Ensemble" with Nassir Shamma in Arabian Countries is promising to bring Persian classical music to a wider international audience. He also founded "SanturNavazan Ensemble" in 2000, a unique ensemble of new designed Santurs adapted to achieve a new color through the contemporary music of Iran. He also founded the other ensemble "Gusheh" in 2008 and performed many concerts with vocalist "Salar Aghili". He has been one of the most active performer through the Iranian musician since 2000
- "Ze Ba'de Mā" (Beyond Our Path) – SantūrNavāzān Ensemble – (DVD)
- "Naghshé Mastūri" – Solo Santūr – (Audio CD)
- "Santūr Journeys" – a Set of Duets of Santūr and a Collection of the Word Music Instruments Such As Spanish Fret Less Guitar, Afghani Sārūd, Japanese Shākūhāchi (Audio CD)
- "Yād Bād" – Live Performance in Vahdat Hall – With Salar Aghili (Vocal) and Pedram Khavarzamin (Tombak) – (2 DVD & 1Audio CD)