Mahan Esfahani

Schedule

7 December 2014

London United Kingdom, Shakespeare's Globe
Recital with Avi Avital
Virtuoso harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani and mandolin artist Avi Avital describe their meeting through the music of Bach in this, their first London concert together as a duo. From very different backgrounds in Iran and Israel, both are driven by a passion for their music and the contemporary resonance of their instruments.
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9 December 2014

London United Kingdom, Savile Club
Solo Recital
(not open to the public)
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14-19 December 2014

Berlin Germany, DG Yellow Lounge
Yellow Lounge Project
A project for Deutsche Grammophon/Universal's Yellow Lounge series. Details TBA.
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11 January 2015

Bruges/Brugge Belgium, Concertgebouw Brugge
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a solo recital of works by the composer of the English 'Golden Age' in his return to the Concertgebouw of Brugge.
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15 January 2015

Elmau, Upper Bavaria Germany, Schloss Elmau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani plays a recital of Rameau and Bach at the fabled Schloss Elmau.
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24 January 2015

London United Kingdom, 20th Century Theatre
"Berlin: the Age of Enlightenment"
A project furthering Mahan Esfahani's ongoing collaboration with the ASPECT Foundation, this time exploring Berlin in the Age of Enlightenment. Programme details TBA.
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2 February 2015

London United Kingdom, Stationer's Hall
'Hanoverian Splendours'
Mahan Esfahani appears as soloist with The Hanover Band (www.thehanoverband.com) in a programme including concertos by Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Sebastian Bach.
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8 February 2015

Houston United States, Bach Society Houston
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani performs a recital of works by the Bach Family in his first appearance in Houston; only appearance in the United States in the 2014-2015 season.
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15 February 2015

Birkerød , Zealand Denmark, Manziusgården
Recital with Michala Petri
Recital of modern works and new commission with Michala Petri.

17 February 2015

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Recital with Michala Petri
Michala Petri, the world's leading recorder player for five decades, appears in a recital with duo partner Mahan Esfahani in an evening completely dedicated to modern and new music.
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26 February 2015

London United Kingdom, LSO St Luke's
Recital with Natalie Clein
Bach Gamba Sonata No 1 in G major
Ligeti Solo Cello Sonata
György Kurtág Selection from ‘Signs, Games and Messages’ for solo cello
Bach Gamba Sonata No 3 in G minor

Natalie Clein cello
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord

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28 February 2015

Oxford United Kingdom, Keble College
Solo Recital
I'm really thrilled to be asked to be Patron of the Keble College Oxford Early Music Festival, now in its second year, and am honoured to continue my association with this festival. In conjunction with my patronage, I will be performing a solo recital in the Keble College chapel, a beautiful example of the Victorian Gothic style.
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6 March 2015

Munich Germany, Bell'Arte Festival
Solo Recital
»Barock-Imaginationen eines Cembalo-Genies«

Mahan Esfahani - Cembalo


»Mit solcher Virtuosität und entwaffnendem Vortrag liegt es nahe, dass Mahan Esfahani eine ganz neue Wertschätzung dieses Instruments inspiriert.«
-The Guardian/London 12/13)

»Der ideale Interpret für Bachs erstaunlichen Genius. Das Cembalo als ein interpretierendes Instrument hörte sich noch nie so ausdrucksstark an. Mahan Esfahanis unglaubliche Technik, Musikalität und Intensität der Konzentration verzauberte bei einem packenden Abend.«
-The Observer 7/12


Orlando Gibbons: Pavane in g „The Queenes Command“ & „Fantasia“´
Johann Sebastian Bach: Englische Suite Nr. 6 d-Moll BWV 811
Francois Couperin ,Le Grand’ : „Les vieux seigneurs – les petits-maitres cy-devant“, „Les ondes“, „Le tic-toc-choc“ & „L’Amphibie“
Domenico Scarlatti: Sechs Cembalosonaten in fis-Moll (K. 25), D-Dur (K. 490,491 & 492), g-Moll (K. 8) sowie E-Dur (K. 20)

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20 March 2015

Leeds United Kingdom, Howard Assembly Room
Recital with Natalie Clein
Programme TBA.
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27 April 2015

London United Kingdom, Milton Court
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his first appearance at London's newest concert hall, Milton Court. Programme to include works by J.S. Bach and young British composers.
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11 May 2015

Newbury United Kingdom, Newbury Spring Festival
Recital with Adam Walker
Adam Walker, Britain's leading flautist, and Mahan Esfahani make their first appearance as a duo team in a programme of Baroque and modern works.
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