Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

28 June 2016 -
3 July 2016

Risor Norway , Risor Festival of Chamber Music
Risor Festival of Chamber Music
Joining Henning Kragerrud, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Liza Ferschtman, Imogen Cooper, and others, Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance at one of the world's most famous chamber music festivals, further achieving a mainstream place for the harpsichord.

Details on concerts to be provided - including 'Art of Fugue' (J.S. Bach) in a new transcription by Mahan Esfahani for the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

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3 July 2016

Girona Spain, Festival Nits de Classica
Solo Recital
A solo recital of modern and baroque works for harpsichord for the 'Festival Nits de Classica' of Girona. N.B. This recital will be held in the cloisters of Girona Cathedral (see link for tickets below on venue information)

Programme to include:

B. Martinu: Deux impromptus (1935) / Sonate (1958)
L. Harrison: Six Sonatas (1943)
V. Kalabis: Aquarelles op. 53 (1979)
K. Saariaho: Le jardin secret II for harpsichord and tape
J.Ph. Rameau: Trois pièces
J.S: Bach: Partita núm. 6, BWV 830

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8 July 2016

Schwerin Germany , Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the invitation of his colleague Igor Levit, performing J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations BWV 988.
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19 July 2016

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani "returns home" to the Wigmore Hall, performing a recital of works by John Bull, C.P.E. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and modern works by Kajia Saariaho, Axel Borup-Jorgensen, and a world premiere by British composer Daniel Kidane.
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1 August 2016

Aspen, Colorado United States , Aspen Music Festival
Aspen Festival Debut - Saariaho and Falla
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance at the 67-year old Aspen Music Festival, one of the oldest and most respected of its kind in the United States. Continuing his pioneering work for the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert life, he performs Manuel de Falla's Concerto for Harpsichord (1926) and Kaija Saariaho's 'Le jardin secret ii' (1986) for harpsichord and tape.

FALLA: Harpsichord Concerto
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Jardin Secret II **
SCHUBERT: Fantasy in C major, D. 934
GUILLAUME CONNESSON: Techno Parade

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5 August 2016

New York City United States , Stanley Kaplan Penthouse
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his debut at Lincoln Center for the 'Mostly Mozart' festival (www.mostlymozart.org)

Named BBC Music Magazine’s 2015 Newcomer of the Year, Iranian-born Mahan Esfahani has traveled the globe, from Boston to Prague to London, on a singular quest to prove the harpsichord is not only still relevant, but revolutionary. The “exhaustingly brilliant” artist (New York Times) presents a late-night ode to the ultimate keyboard composer, from beloved excerpts of Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier through a 1978 chaconne by the avant-garde composer György Ligeti.
This concert will be streamed live. Cameras will be present.

Bach: Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (1744)
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G minor, Wq 65/17
Johann Christian Bach: Sonata in C minor, Op. 5, No. 6
Dušek: Sonata in B-flat major
Ligeti: Hungarian Rock (1978)

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9 August 2016

Helsinki Finland, BRQ Vantaa
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani returns to the BRQ festival of Helsinki for the third year in a row. The first of two concerts will be a solo recital of works from the Bach Family, Duschek, and Ligeti.
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13 August 2016

Helsinki Finland, BRQ Vantaa
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts
Complete Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concerts (1741) with Florence Malgoire (violin) and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (viol).
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1 September 2016

Geneva Switzerland, Espace Muraille
Solo Recital
A recital of baroque and modern works for harpsichord at one of Geneva's premier contemporary art galleries, Espace Muraille. Programme to include works by J.S. Bach and Steve Reich.
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10 September 2016

Tokyo Japan , Parthenon Tama
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani returns to Tokyo with a recital of J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988) as the first leg of an Asian tour celebrating the release of a new recording for Deutsche Grammophon.
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11 September 2016

Tokorozawa , Saitama Prefecture Japan , Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre Muse
Solo Recital
Harpsichord recital of Bach and others in the recital hall of Tokorozawa's civic cultural centre; second date of Asian autumn tour.
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16 September 2016

Tokyo Japan , Oji Hall
Solo Recital
The third concert of Mahan Esfahani's autumn tour of Asia; programme to include works by J.S. Bach.
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17 September 2016

Beijing China, Forbidden City Concert Hall
Solo Recital
J.S. Bach: 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988)

Mahan Esfahani returns to Beijing in a solo recital, continuing pioneering work for the harpsichord in the People's Republic of China .

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