Mahan Esfahani signs to Deutsche Grammophon



Welcoming Mahan Esfahani to the Yellow Label’s roster of artists, Deutsche Grammophon President Mark Wilkinson said: “Mahan is a dynamic, daring musician who thinks way beyond the conventional boundaries of his instrument, and is well placed to add excitement to and find new audiences for the harpsichord.”

“I am proud to become part of the Deutsche Grammophon family,” said Esfahani, “As a musician I like to think out of the box, and here is a label with the same attitude. I am particularly proud to be joining the label of one of my great idols, the harpsichord legend Ralph Kirkpatrick. I am honoured to be in such company.”

Refusing to be pigeon-holed, Esfahani is a tireless standard-bearer for the harpsichord and any music that it can tackle. “He sees the harpsichord as a contemporary instrument,” says arts commentator Norman Lebrecht, adding: “He’s had all the right authentic training, but he’s casting it off. He’s carving his own furrow into the world of the harpsichord.”