Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

3 May 2014

York United Kingdom, National Centre for Early Music
''Baroque Day'' at the University of York
Proud to continue my association with the University of York.

This year’s Baroque Day celebrates the tercentenary of CPE Bach’s birth with three concerts of music by members of his family, including his father JS Bach, and his godfather, Telemann. CPE Bach was a noted and well-published composer of sonatas, rondos and fantasias for solo harpsichord and fortepiano. His music has been much praised for its ability to move the passions of the listeners, being characterised by arresting changes in mood and style.

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4-7 May 2014

Copenhagen Denmark, Garnisonskirken
Recording with Michala Petri
Recording with Michala Petri (recorder) for OUR Recordings (www.ourrecordings.com) of Corelli, Op. 5 no. 7-12.
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12-17 May 2014

Aldeburgh United Kingdom, Aldeburgh Music
Aldeburgh Music Residency
Residency with Aldeburgh Music (http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk) professional development programme - J.S. Bach's ''Well-Tempered Clavier'' (Book I, 1722).

2-18 June 2014

Aldeburgh United Kingdom, Aldeburgh Music
Aldeburgh Music Residency
See details for Aldeburgh Music Residency in May 2014.
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21 June 2014

Aldeburgh United Kingdom, Aldeburgh Festival
Solo Recital
In a solo recital at the 67th Aldeburgh Festival, Mahan Esfahani brings his trail-blazing approach and over 300 years of harpsichord repertoire rich in connections and coloured by the spirit of the dance. Underpinned by the grace and purity of early English keyboard music and Bach’s elegance and rhythmic elan, Martinu’s capricious pastiches and Bartók’s nimble, earthy cross-rhythms lead inexorably to Ligeti’s tumultuous twentieth-century keyboard inventions. Celebrated for his piano Études elsewhere this Festival, these punchy, playful fantasias exude a breathtaking bravura and instantly redefine perceptions of this gloriously versatile and oft-misunderstood instrument.

Programme:
John Bull In Nomine IX; Les Bouffons; Fantasia XII
Bach French Suite in G, BWV816
Martinu Deux Impromptus pour clavecin, H381
Gibbons Pavan in G
Bartók Three Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm
Ligeti Passacaglia ungherese; Continuum; Hungarian Rock


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12 July 2014

Oxford United Kingdom, University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Mahan Esfahani with the Oxford Philomusica
As part of the ''Summer Baroque'' series, Mahan Esfahani returns to perform with the Oxford Philomusica in a programme of music by Bach (father and son) and Telemann.
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15 July 2014

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani returns to the Wigmore Hall for a solo recital of works by Couperin Le Grand, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach (celebrating the composer's tercentenary), Toru Takemitsu, and Bohuslav Martinu.
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16 July 2014

Elmau, Upper Bavaria Germany, Schloss Elmau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani appears at the concert hall of the unique Schloss Elmau, performing a programme of works by C.P.E. and J.S. Bach and Couperin Le Grand.
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26 July 2014

Berwick-upon-Tweed United Kingdom, Music at Paxton
Recital with Bojan Cicic, violin
As part of the Music at Paxton 'Bach Day,' a recital with the Croatian baroque violinist Bojan Cicic of works by J.S. Bach.
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26 July 2014

Berwick-upon-Tweed United Kingdom, Music at Paxton
''The Bach Family at Home''
A recital with William Berger, baritone (www.williamberger.com) and Susanne Heinrich, viola da gamba, of works from the Bach Family and their friends.
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4 August 2014

Helsinki Finland, BRQ Vantaa
Appearance with 'Ensemble Nylandia'
C.P.E. Bach, Concerto in c-minor (Wq. 37) with Ensemble Nylandia, directed by Matias Häkkinen.

Note that all BRQ Vantaa concerts are held at:
The Church of St. Lawrence
(Kirkkotie 45, Vantaa)

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5 August 2014

Helsinki Finland, BRQ Vantaa
Solo Recital
Solo harpsichord recital for the BRQ Vantaa festival of works by C.P.E. Bach and his contemporaries. Refer to listing for 4 August for venue details.
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