Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

5 September 2015

Isle of Purbeck United Kingdom, Purbeck Chamber Music Festival
Natalie Clein and Friends
Natalie Clein and Friends perform the opening concert of the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival:

J.S Bach: Two Part Inventions for different string duos and harpsichord, BWV 772-801
Hayden Chisholm: Larissa Passacaglia (Festival commission for strings and overtone voice)
J.S. Bach: Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord No.1 in G Major, BWV 1027
J.S.Bach: Siciliano from Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV1017
J.S Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B Flat Major, BWV 1051

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6 September 2015

Isle of Purbeck United Kingdom, Purbeck Chamber Music Festival
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988) at the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival. N.B. this is a morning concert.
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17 September 2015

Pamplona Spain, Auditorio Baluarte
concertos with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Navarra
Making his Spanish debut, Mahan Esfahani performs the harpsichord concerts of Francis Poulenc (1928) and Henryk Gorecki (1980) with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Navarra under the baton of Antoni Wit.
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18 September 2015

Pamplona Spain, Auditorio Baluarte
concertos with the Orquestra Sinfonica de Navarra
See listing for 17.September
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27 September 2015

Dresden Germany, Residenzschloss
Solo Recital
"Cembalo und Diplomatie":

Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance at the Dresdner Kunstfest with J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988).


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3 October 2015

London United Kingdom, Barbican Centre
Gorecki concerto with BBC Symphony Orchestra
Gorecki
Old Polish Music Op 24
Kyrie Op 83 (UK premiere)
Concerto for Harpsichord
Symphony No 2 Op 31 'Copernican'

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Antoni Wit conductor
Marie Arnet soprano
Iain Paterson baritone
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
BBC Symphony Chorus

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18 October 2015

Oxford United Kingdom, Balliol College
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a solo recital for the Balliol College Music Society in the college hall. Programme TBA
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30 October 2015

Bristol United Kingdom, St. George's Bristol
'Bach Doubles' - solo recital
The spirit of J S Bach permeates, whether by design or by sheer osmosis, the entire course of Western music that follows his remarkable time spent on this planet. Mahan Esfahani, an artist once referred to by the BBC as a ‘harpsichord ninja’ and something of a force of nature himself, has created a programme that looks at ‘doubles’ for Bach’s works and musical language. He starts with pieces penned by Bach’s own sons before fast forwarding to the 20th century to the ecstatic patterns of Steve Reich’s ”Piano Phase” (transcribed for harpsichord with pre-recorded tape) and jazz pianist Mel Powell’s classic “Recitative and Toccata percossa”.
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31 October 2015

London United Kingdom, Barbican Centre
'Get Classical' - solo recital
From the Barbican Centre:

"Sound Unbound is a weekend festival that releases classical music from its traditional confines: you can tap into any of the short sessions in our Conservatory, foyers or concert halls, engage in debates around the genre, take a pint in and live tweet the concert, or go all night with a Nonclassical DJ set and our Classical Overnighter."

For this innovative new festival, Mahan Esfahani will be performing works by Mel Powell, Steve Reich, J.S. Bach, and others. N.B. there are two recitals on this date

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31 October 2015

London United Kingdom, Barbican Centre
'Get Classical' - solo recital
From the Barbican Centre:

"Sound Unbound is a weekend festival that releases classical music from its traditional confines: you can tap into any of the short sessions in our Conservatory, foyers or concert halls, engage in debates around the genre, take a pint in and live tweet the concert, or go all night with a Nonclassical DJ set and our Classical Overnighter."

For this innovative new festival, Mahan Esfahani will be performing works by Mel Powell, Steve Reich, J.S. Bach, and others. N.B. there are two recitals on this date

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6-9 November 2015

Seattle United States, Benaroya Hall
Recording with Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot
Recording of Henri Dutilleux's 'Les Citations' (1985/2010) with the Seattle Symphony under the baton of Ludovic Morlot.
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12 November 2015

Los Angeles United States, Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: 'Baroque Conversations'
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a programme of Erlebach, Telemann, and J.S. Bach, including the great master's celebrated Concerto in d-minor (BWV 1052).
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14 November 2015

Los Angeles United States, private residence
'Iran à la carte'
Mahan Esfahani and members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra appear in a programme graciously hosted by Ahmad and Haleh Gramian, supporters of the LACO; programme to include works by Martinu, Telemann, Couperin, and Rameau.
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27 November 2015

London United Kingdom, Wimbledon College
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a recital of works by Louis Couperin, C.P.E. Bach, Prokofiev, Martinu, and J.S. Bach for the Wimbledon Music Festival (www.wimbledonmusicfestival.co.uk).
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28 November 2015

Berlin Germany, Konzerthaus Berlin
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his anticipated Berlin recital debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin, performing J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988). This is held in conjunction with the hall's 'Bach Marathon.'
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2 December 2015

Prague Czech Republic, Rudolfinum
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his anticipated Rudolfinum debut in a programme to include works by William Byrd and his contemporaries, J.S. Bach, Bohuslav Martinu, Viktor Kalabis, and Bela Bartok.
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3 December 2015

Southampton United Kingdom, Turner Sims Concert Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988) at Turner Sims Concert Hall.
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4 December 2015

Prague Czech Republic, Prague Symphony Chamber Concerts
recital with Pavel Šporcl
J.S. Bach's Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (BWV 1014-1019) as part of Pavel Šporcl's ''Bach Marathon."
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6 December 2015

České Budějovice Czech Republic, Římskokatolická farnost - děkanství u kostela sv. Mikuláše
recital with Pavel Šporcl
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7 December 2015

Brno Czech Republic, Besední dům
recital with Pavel Šporcl
J.S. Bach's Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord (BWV 1014-1019) as part of Pavel Šporcl's ''Bach Marathon." (see programmes for 4.September and 6.September)
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19 January 2016

Valletta Malta, National Library of Malta
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs J.S. Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations (BWV 988) as part of the Valletta International Baroque Festival (http://www.vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt) in the great hall of the National Library of Malta.
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20 January 2016

Valletta Malta, Teatru Manoel
Concertos with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahan Esfahani performs concertos by Francis Poulenc (1928) and Henryk Gorecki (1980) with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
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18 February 2016

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Hall recital with Avi Avital
Recital with mandolin player Avi Avital; special guest Sean Shibe will be joining the duo for Paul Ben Haim's beautiful 'Sonata a tre' for mandolin, guitar, and harpsichord (1968).
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19 February 2016

Bath United Kingdom, The Guildhall
masterclass
Lecture and masterclass for the Bath BachFest (http://www.bathbachfest.co.uk)
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20 February 2016

Bath United Kingdom, The Guildhall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a recital including three of Bach's 'French' Suites (BWV 812-817) for the Bath BachFest at the historic 18th-century Guildhall.
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28 February 2016

Cologne Germany, Kölner Philharmonie
concertos with Concerto Köln
Mahan Esfahani returns to the Koelner Philharmonie, performing harpsichord concertos by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach with Concerto Köln (http://www.concerto-koeln.de).
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5 March 2016

Hitzacker, Lower Saxony Germany, Musikwoche Hitzacker
concertos with Albrecht Mayer and Friends
Making his first appearance with the celebrated oboist Albrecht Mayer and colleagues, Mahan Esfahani performs his own reconstruction of Bach's d-minor Concerto for harpsichord, oboe, and strings (BWV 1059a), joining Mr. Mayer and others for an oboe concerto by Handel and Haydn's 'Surprise' Symphony.
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7 March 2016

Hitzacker, Lower Saxony Germany, Musikwoche Hitzacker
concertos with Albrecht Mayer and Friends
In his second collaboration for the Musikwoche Hitzacker, Mahan Esfahani performs J.S. Bach's Concerto in d-minor (BWV 1052) and joins Mr. Mayer and friends for the master's 'Ich habe genug,' BWV 82.
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9 March 2016

Madrid Spain, Fundacio Juan March
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in Madrid with a recital at the Fundacio Juan March, performing works by the predecessors of Scarlatti and the great Neapolitan-Spanish master himself.
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28 March 2016

Istanbul Turkey, CRR - Cemal Resit Rey Konsersalonu
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani returns to Istanbul with a programme of harpsichord solo works by J.S. Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and the English virginalists.
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31 March 2016

Nottingham United Kingdom, Djanogly Recital Hall
Recital with Avi Avital

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14 April 2016

Brisbane Australia, Brisbane Baroque Festival
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance in Australia in collaboration with the Brisbane Baroque Festival (http://www.brisbanebaroque.com.au), performing a solo recital of works from the Bach Family.
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19 April 2016

Tallinn Estonia, Estonian Academy of Music & Theatre
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a solo recital at the great hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, as part of the "Tallinn Harpsichord Days."
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27 April 2016 -
1 May 2016

Cologne Germany, Deutschlandfunk
Recording for Deutsche Grammophon
Recording sessions for second Deutsche Grammophon album; project to include the Concierto para clave y cinco instrumentos (1926) of Manuel de Falla.
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18 May 2016

London United Kingdom, St. John's Smith Square
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani returns to the London Festival of Baroque Music (formerly known as the 'Lufthansa Festival' - www.lfbm.org.uk) with a harpsichord recital exploring concepts of Rhetoric and Speech (with speaker/singer TBA).
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21 May 2016

Bad Krozingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany, Schlosskonzerte Bad Krozingen
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a recital for the historic series at Schloss Bad Krozingen, home to a great collection of historic keyboard instruments assembled by the late Fritz Neumeyer
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