Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

25 May 2015

Salisbury United Kingdom, Salisbury International Arts Festival
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Mahan Esfahani performs the entirety of the first book of J.S. Bach's monumental Well-Tempered Clavier in recital at the Salisbury International Arts Festival.
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26 May 2015

Salisbury United Kingdom, Salisbury International Arts Festival
Recital with Avi Avital, mandolin
Mahan Esfahani and foremost mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital join forces for an exploration of the music they both love. This promises to be a truly enjoyable and fun evening of new and old music.
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8 June 2015

Bratislava Slovakia, Days of Early Music
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in Bratislava (where the great Zuzana Ruzickova taught for many years, incidentally!), performing J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988) at the 'Days of Early Music.'
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13 June 2015

Leipzig Germany, BachFest Leipzig
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance at the legendary Bach Festival of Leipzig, performing the master's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988) in a late-night recital.
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21 June 2015

Aldeburgh United Kingdom, Aldeburgh Festival
guest appearance with 'Arcangelo'
Really pleased to be collaborating with Jonathan Cohen and 'Arcangelo' (www.arcangelo.org.uk) in playing the harpsichord solo in Benjamin Britten's last great work, "Phaedra," with mezzo-soprano Christine Rice.
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27 June 2015

Oxford United Kingdom, Sheldonian Theatre
Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 with Oxford Philomusica
CPE BACH Concerto for Flute in G major, H. 445
TELEMANN Concerto for 4 Violins in D major
JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major
HANDEL Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Continuoin B minor, Op. 2 No. 1

The Soloists of Oxford Philomusica
Tony Robb flute
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

Turning the spotlight on the flute, the Soloists showcase the instrument’s solo role in celebrated forms of the day from the Concerto to the Trio Sonata. In between, the penultimate of Bach’s renowned Brandenburg Concertos sees the harpsichord come into its own, and Telemann's Concerto for Four Violins pits a quartet of soloists against each other in an exhilarating canon of interweaving melodic ribbons.

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4 July 2015

York United Kingdom, York Early Music Festival
trio recital with Kati Debretzeni and Richard Boothby
works by John Jenkins, William Lawes, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Jean-Philippe Rameau to celebrate the Entente Cordiale as part of the York Early Music Festival (www.ncem.co.uk)
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6 July 2015

Cheltenham United Kingdom, Cheltenham Festival
Solo Recital
Couperin Pièces en G
W.F. Bach Sonata in E flat
D. Scarlatti 5 sonatas
Martinů Deux pieces pour clavecin
Maconchy Notebook for Harpsichord
J.S. Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903

Mahan Esfahani: ‘While conceiving this programme I was reading a great deal of magic realism and reflecting on art that is “out of time and out of place.” Bach, of course, transcends all these boundaries, and in the case of modern music I hope that people will see that the harpsichord can also exist outside of the artificial boundaries that have been drawn for it.’

To be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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23 July 2015

Harrogate United Kingdom, Harrogate International Festival
Solo Recital
"Out of Place, Out of Time"
Couperin Pieces in G minor
WF Bach Sonata in E-flat, Fk. 3 & Scarlatti 5 sonatas
Bohuslav Martinu Sonata (1935)
Elisabeth Maconchy Notebook for Harpsichord
J.S. Bach Chromatische Fantasie & Fugue, BWV 903

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2 August 2015

Helsinki Finland, BRQ Vantaa
Recital with Markku Luolajan-Mikkola
J.S. Bach: the Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Cembalo concertato (BWV 1029)

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, viola da gamba
Mahan Esfahani, cembalo

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7 August 2015

Kilkenny Ireland, Kilkenny Arts Festival
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Part 1
Mahan Esfahani makes his Irish debut at the Kilkenny Arts Festival with J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. The first of two halves, with the second half being performed on the following day.
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8 August 2015

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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Part 2
Mahan Esfahani makes his Irish debut at the Kilkenny Arts Festival with J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. The second of two halves.
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11 August 2015

Kilkenny Ireland, Kilkenny Arts Festival
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani continues his association with the Kilkenny Arts Festival with a late-night performance of J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988).
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