Studied music composition in Russia at the St. Petersburg
State Conservatory under Boris Ivanovich Tishchenko, a postgraduate sudent of
Dimitry Shostakovich. In his homeland, Aminikia studied under renowned Iranian
pianists Nikan Milani, Safa Shahidi and Gagik Babayan. He was perhaps most
influenced by work with his first teacher the reknown Dr. Mehran Rouhani, a
postgraduate of the Royal Academy of Music and former student of Sir Michael
Sahba currently lives and studies in the United States,
forging a creative path through cultural boundaries and continuing to learn
from other musical concepts. He was a student of Dan Becker and David Garner at
the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was the recipient of Phyllis Wattis
Foundation scholarship. He has also received lessons from David Conte, Conrad
Susa, John Corigliano, Richard Danielpour and John Adams.
He received many various commissions from Theatre troops
to Concert Music Ensembles including Kronos Quartet, Parnassus Symphony
Orchestra, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Music Ensemble, Mobious
Trio and Delphi Trio.