Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

21-25 October 2014

Copenhagen Denmark, Garnisonskirken
Recording with Michala Petri
Recording of modern music, including a new commission, for OUR Recordings: www.ourrecordings.com
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26 October 2014

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Recital with Bojan Cicic
"In the Name of Bach"

Violin and Viola d’Amore - Bojan Cicic
Harpsichord - Mahan Esfahani

A delightful programme of Sonatas in the galant style for violin and harpsichord as well as for viola d’amore and harpsichord. JS Bach’s son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, is featured, as well as some of his colleagues who worked alongside him in Potsdam.

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29 October 2014

Worldwide, Classic FM
Webchat
To promote a new disc of Corelli op. 5 sonatas with Michala Petri, I'll be doing a webchat with fans of Classic FM online. Time TBA.
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3 November 2014

London United Kingdom, St. George's Hanover Square
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Mahan Esfahani performs the monumental first book of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I). *please note*: this is the first concert of two (the second being on the 4th of November at the same time and venue)
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4 November 2014

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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
See listing for 2014-11-03.
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6 November 2014

East Clandon, Surrey United Kingdom, Cobbe Collection
Solo Recital
After recording the complete keyboard works of Jean-Philippe Rameau for the Hyperion label on the 1636/1763 Ruckers-Hemsch harpsichord at Hatchlands Park, Mahan Esfahani returns to Hatchlands Park to perform a programme of music by J.S. Bach and three of his sons - Wilhelm Friedemann (1710-1784), C.P.E. (1714-1788), and Johann Christian (1735-1782) on instruments from the celebrated Cobbe Collection.
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13 November 2014

London United Kingdom, Hampstead Arts Festival
Solo Recital
A recital of works by Rameau by "his instrument's leading champion" (International Piano), this will be the official launch of Mahan's recording of J-Ph. Rameau's complete solo harpsichord music for the Hyperion label, hosted by the Hampstead Arts Festival.
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7 December 2014

London United Kingdom, Shakespeare's Globe
Recital with Avi Avital
Virtuoso harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani and mandolin artist Avi Avital describe their meeting through the music of Bach in this, their first London concert together as a duo. From very different backgrounds in Iran and Israel, both are driven by a passion for their music and the contemporary resonance of their instruments.
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9 December 2014

London United Kingdom, Savile Club
Solo Recital
(not open to the public)
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14-19 December 2014

Berlin Germany, DG Yellow Lounge
Yellow Lounge Project
A project for Deutsche Grammophon/Universal's Yellow Lounge series. Details TBA.
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11 January 2015

Bruges/Brugge Belgium, Concertgebouw Brugge
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a solo recital of works by the composer of the English 'Golden Age' in his return to the Concertgebouw of Brugge.
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15 January 2015

Elmau, Upper Bavaria Germany, Schloss Elmau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani plays a recital of Rameau and Bach at the fabled Schloss Elmau.
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24 January 2015

London United Kingdom, 20th Century Theatre
"Berlin: the Age of Enlightenment"
A project furthering Mahan Esfahani's ongoing collaboration with the ASPECT Foundation, this time exploring Berlin in the Age of Enlightenment. Programme details TBA.
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2 February 2015

London United Kingdom, Stationer's Hall
'Hanoverian Splendours'
Mahan Esfahani appears as soloist with The Hanover Band (www.thehanoverband.com) in a programme including concertos by Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Sebastian Bach.
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8 February 2015

Houston United States, Bach Society Houston
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a recital of works by the Bach Family in his first appearance in Houston; only appearance in the United States in the 2014-2015 season.
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15 February 2015

Birkerød , Zealand Denmark, Manziusgården
Recital with Michala Petri
Recital of modern works and new commission with Michala Petri.

17 February 2015

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Recital with Michala Petri
Michala Petri, the world's leading recorder player for five decades, appears in a recital with duo partner Mahan Esfahani in an evening completely dedicated to modern and new music.
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26 February 2015

London United Kingdom, LSO St Luke's
Recital with Natalie Clein
Bach Gamba Sonata No 1 in G major
Ligeti Solo Cello Sonata
György Kurtág Selection from ‘Signs, Games and Messages’ for solo cello
Bach Gamba Sonata No 3 in G minor

Natalie Clein cello
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

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28 February 2015

Oxford United Kingdom, Keble College
Solo Recital
I'm really thrilled to be asked to be Patron of the Keble College Oxford Early Music Festival, now in its second year, and am honoured to continue my association with this festival. In conjunction with my patronage, I will be performing a solo recital in the Keble College chapel, a beautiful example of the Victorian Gothic style.
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6 March 2015

Munich Germany, Bell'Arte Festival
Solo Recital
»Barock-Imaginationen eines Cembalo-Genies«

Mahan Esfahani - Cembalo


»Mit solcher Virtuosität und entwaffnendem Vortrag liegt es nahe, dass Mahan Esfahani eine ganz neue Wertschätzung dieses Instruments inspiriert.«
-The Guardian/London 12/13)

»Der ideale Interpret für Bachs erstaunlichen Genius. Das Cembalo als ein interpretierendes Instrument hörte sich noch nie so ausdrucksstark an. Mahan Esfahanis unglaubliche Technik, Musikalität und Intensität der Konzentration verzauberte bei einem packenden Abend.«
-The Observer 7/12


Orlando Gibbons: Pavane in g „The Queenes Command“ & „Fantasia“´
Johann Sebastian Bach: Englische Suite Nr. 6 d-Moll BWV 811
Francois Couperin ,Le Grand’ : „Les vieux seigneurs – les petits-maitres cy-devant“, „Les ondes“, „Le tic-toc-choc“ & „L’Amphibie“
Domenico Scarlatti: Sechs Cembalosonaten in fis-Moll (K. 25), D-Dur (K. 490,491 & 492), g-Moll (K. 8) sowie E-Dur (K. 20)

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20 March 2015

Leeds United Kingdom, Howard Assembly Room
Recital with Natalie Clein
Programme TBA.
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27 April 2015

London United Kingdom, Milton Court
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance at London's newest concert hall, Milton Court. Programme to include works by J.S. Bach and young British composers.
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11 May 2015

Newbury United Kingdom, Newbury Spring Festival
Recital with Adam Walker
Adam Walker, Britain's leading flautist, and Mahan Esfahani make their first appearance as a duo team in a programme of Baroque and modern works.
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