Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

30 September 2016

Los Angeles United States, Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School
Masterclass
Mahan Esfahani teaches a masterclass to students of Los Angeles' world-class school for the performing arts, the Colburn School.
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6 October 2016

Los Angeles United States, Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School
guest with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
To celebrate Mahan Esfahani's new position as Baroque Artist-in-Residence with the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, he hosts the opening for this year's 'Baroque Conversations' with a programme of works from the court of Frederick the Great, culminating in the harpsichord concerto of Jiří Antonín Benda.
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8 October 2016

San Francisco, California United States, Strand Theater
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance with San Francisco Performances in a recital of works by William Byrd, J.S. Bach, Steve Reich, Lou Harrison, Scarlatti, and Kaija Saariaho.

N.B. There will be a post-performance Q&A/Demo at 9.45 P.M.

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19 October 2016

Valletta Malta, Teatru Manoel
Concert at the Teatru Manoel
A programme with the members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra's baroque ensemble, including works by Scheidt, Telemann, J.S. Bach, and Benda.
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24 October 2016

, Devon United Kingdom, Two Moors Festival
Recital with Adam Walker
LSO co-principal flute Adam Walker and Mahan Esfahani perform a programme of works by Couperin, Benda, Philidor, and J.S. Bach
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27 October 2016

Bergamo Italy , Sala Greppi
Recital with Michala Petri
Danish recorder legend Michala Petri and Mahan Esfahani appear at Bergamo's historic Sala Greppi in a programme of works by Corelli and J.S. Bach.
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11 November 2016

Oxford United Kingdom, Sheldonian Theatre
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations at Oxford's historic Sheldonian Theatre.
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20 November 2016

Kingston, Ontario Canada, Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a recital of works by Sweelinck, Rameau, and J.S. Bach.
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24 November 2016

Quebec Canada, Palais Montcalm
Concert with Les Violons du Roy
Qualifié de véritable poète du clavecin, Mahan Esfahani, dont la personnalité musicale a frappé l’imagination des mélomanes à travers le monde, prend part à un audacieux programme allant de Bach à
Gorecki.

C. VIVIER Pulau Dewata (orchestration pour cordes M. Oesterle)
J.S. BACH Concerto pour clavecin en ré mineur, BWV1052
H. GÓRECKI Concerto pour clavecin, op.40
J.S. BACH Suite pour orchestre no2 en si mineur, BWV1067

Mathieu Lussier, chef
Mahan Esfahani, clavecin

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25 November 2016

Montreal Canada, Salle Bourgie
Festival Bach de Montréal
'Bach out of Bounds'

Les Violons du Roy
Mathieu Lussier, conductor
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Bach in counterpoint with two ultra-modern composers, here is a programme which fits the Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani like a glove. Indeed, he comments, it is J.S. Bach who brought him to know and appreciate all music. And the unconventional musical choices don’t stop there: as a matter of fact, to spice up Bach’s Concerto our soloist chooses a surprising cadence by Johannes Brahms.

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26 November 2016

Montreal Canada , Cafe Aunja
Festival Bach de Montréal - 'Conversation with Mahan Esfahani'
"Conversation with Mahan Esfahani"
(Part of the Bach Festival of Montreal)

Moderation by Kelly Rice, Schulich School of music, McGill University (in English only)

Free admission - Limited places

Coffee and pastries available for sale on the premises

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28 November 2016

London United Kingdom, Royal Over-Seas League
'Time Regained' (Eastern Seasons Festival, London)
International virtuoso harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will perform a compelling programme of baroque and contemporary classics together with London-based Russian Virtuosi of Europe (http://www.thervoe.com) under the direction of Yuri Zhislin.

This is part of the 'Eastern Seasons' festival, an annual week of cultural, sport and business events taking place in London in late November/early December. Established in 2015, the project celebrates relationships between people and strives to reinforce the links between countries of Eastern and Western Europe.

J.S Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor BWV1052 (1738)
H. Gorecki Harpsichord Concerto op. 40 (1980)
B. Bartok Romanian Folk Dances (1915)
P. Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence (1892)

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12 December 2016

Manchester United Kingdom, Royal Northern College of Music
Recital with Adam Walker
LSO co-principal flute Adam Walker and Mahan Esfahani perform in the concert hall of the Royal Northern College of Music as part of the Manchester Chamber Concerts series, in a programme of works by Couperin, Philidor, and J.S. Bach
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21 December 2016

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
'Goldberg' Variations at Wigmore Hall
To mark the start of a multi-year Bach series at London's famed Wigmore Hall, Mahan Esfahani performs Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (1741).
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13 January 2017

Cardiff Wales (UK), Wales Millennium Centre - BBC Hoddinott Hall
Michael Nyman: Concerto for Harpsichord (1995)
BBC NOW celebrates ‘Great Brits’ – rebels of the post-war era; composers who carved their own
musical direction, embracing rock music and American influences on a symphonic scale.

Clark Rundell, conductor
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

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3 February 2017

London United Kingdom, Milton Court
Mahan Esfahani with Britten Sinfonia
No one has done more to enhance the image of the harpsichord in recent years than virtuoso Mahan Esfahani, who has captivated audiences with his fiery and engaging performances. Tonight he performs and directs Britten Sinfonia in works by Italian and Spanish composers, including a world premiere by Francisco Coll.

Soler Overture from el Villancico al Santissimo ‘Alentad armonias’
D Scarlatti A selection of sonatas
Francisco Coll New work (world premiere tour)
De Falla Harpsichord Concerto
De Falla El amor brujo

Britten Sinfonia
Mahan Esfahani director/harpsichord
Thomas Gould violin/director
Claudia Huckle contralto


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4 February 2017

Saffron Walden United Kingdom, Saffron Hall
Mahan Esfahani with Britten Sinfonia
No one has done more to enhance the image of the harpsichord in recent years than the Iranian-American virtuoso Mahan Esfahani who has captivated audiences with his fiery and engaging performances. In this concert he performs, and directs Britten Sinfonia, in a programme peppered with Mediterranean flavour including one of De Falla’s most popular ballet scores featuring the stunning Ritual Fire Dance.

Britten Sinfonia
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord/director
Thomas Gould violin/director
Claudia Huckle contralto

Soler Obertura ‘Alentad armonias’
D Scarlatti A selection of sonatas
De Falla Harpsichord Concerto
Francisco Coll New work (world premiere tour)
De Falla El amor brujo

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21 March 2017

New York United States, 92nd Street Y
Solo Recital
92Y’s Soundspace series in Buttenwieser Hall presents exciting artists offering their particular points of view in the most intimate of settings. Appearing in his 92Y debut is Iranian-American Mahan Esfahani. Named BBC Music magazine’s 2015 Newcomer of the Year, Mr. Esfahani has traveled the globe, from Boston to Beijing, working tirelessly to prove that harpsichord is an instrument for today, not only relevant but even revolutionary.. His concerts often juxtapose early music with works that are modern (even avant-garde), prompting cheers and jeers. His 92Y recital ranges from the English Renaissance to a new version of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase, sanctioned by Reich himself.

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

COWELL: Set of Four
TOMKINS: Pavan
BULL: Hexachord Fantasia
FARNABY: Woody-Cock
KALABIS: Three Aquarelles
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Le jardin secret II for harpsichord and tape
BACH: Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
STEVE REICH: Piano Phase

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30 March 2017

Auckland New Zealand, Auckland Town Hall
Poulenc Concert Châmpetre with the Auckland Phil
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in New Zealand performing Francis Poulenc's iconic harpsichord concerto (1928) with the Auckland Philharmonia.
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9 April 2017

Shanghai People's Republic of China, Shanghai Concert Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes a highly anticipated return to Shanghai's historic concert hall to perform a programme of works by J.S. Bach.
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