Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

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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