Schedule

28 October 2018

Wuppertal Germany , Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal
Mahan Esfahani, Cembalo
Rory Macdonald, Dirigent

FREDERICK DELIUS
›Walk to the Paradise Garden‹ aus der Oper ›A Village Romeo and Juliet‹

FRANCIS POULENC
Concert champêtre für Cembalo und Orchester

JOSEPH HAYDN
Sinfonie Nr. 98 B-Dur Hob. 1:98

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29 October 2018

Wuppertal Germany , Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal
Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal
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31 October 2018

Bristol United Kingdom, St. George's Bristol
Solo Recital
Programme TBD
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1 November 2018

London United Kingdom, St. George's Hanover Square
Recital with Pieter Wispelwey, ‘cello
J.S. Bach, Three Sonatas for ‘cello and harpsichord (BWV 1027-1029) with ‘cellist Pieter Wispelwey, for the London Bach Society.
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3 November 2018

Arnhem Netherlands, Musis en Stadtstheater Arnhem
Solo Recital

“Een eigentijds klavecinist” - Mahan Esfahani

PROGRAMMA
Byrd — Lachrimae Pavan
Byrd — The Carman’s Whistle
Byrd — Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La

Berio — Rounds (1965)
Bryars — After Handel’s Vesper (1998)
Alexander — Improvisation on a Persian Folksong (1974)

Perich — Dual Synthesis (2015)

F. Couperin — Allemande La Logiviere - La Rafraîchissante - Les Charmes - L’Amphibie - Les Ondes
Anahita Abbasi — Intertwined Distances, for Mahan Esfahani (2018)

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7 November 2018

New York United States , Miller Theatre
‘The Well-Tempered Clavier, Paired’
J.S. Bach selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (1722)

George Lewis - new work for harpsichord (2018), world premiere
(Miller Theatre commission)

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8 November 2018

New York United States , Miller Theatre
‘The Well-Tempered Clavier, Paired’ (II)
J.S. Bach selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (1742)
Luciano Berio Rounds (1966)
Tristan Perich Dual Synthesis (2009)

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18 November 2018

Prague Czech Republic , DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Contempuls Festival for Contemporary Music
Recital at Prague’s popular DOX Centre for Contemporary Art to include such works as a new premiere by Miroslav Srnka, Anahita Abbasi’s ‘Intertwined Distances’ (2018), Saariaho’s ‘Le jardin secret ii’ (1986), and live electronic improvisations for harpsichord with composer Matouš Hejl.
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19 November 2018

Prague Czech Republic , Kaiserstein Palace
Benefit recital for the Bohuslav Martinu Institute
Programme to include works by Bohuslav Martinu, Viktor Kalabis, and J.S. Bach for the 4th annual benefit concert of the Bohuslav Martinu Institue (this is a private event with no public availability of tickets).

22 November 2018

Seoul Republic of Korea, Kumho Art Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his Korean debut with J.S. Bach’s celebrated ‘Goldberg’ Variations (BWV 988) at Seoul’s foremost concert hall.
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28 November 2018

Singapore Singapore , Victoria Concert Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani makes his Singapore debut with a recital at the historic Victoria Concert Hall.
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6 December 2018

Tokyo Japan , Sumida Triphony Hall
Michael Nyman Concerto with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra

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10 December 2018

Tokyo Japan , Sumida Triphony Hall
Michael Nyman Concerto with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra
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15 December 2018

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani continues his second season of the Bach Series at Wigmore Hall, with Bach’s Second Partita BWV 826 and other major works.
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11 January 2019

Seattle United States, Benaroya Hall
Seattle Symphony
‘The Bach Family Tree’ - CPE, WF, JC, and JS Bach
DeMarre McGill, flute
Elisa Barston, violin
Seattle Symphony

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12 January 2019

Seattle United States, Benaroya Hall
Seattle Symphony
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17 January 2019

London United Kingdom, Milton Court
HPSCHD - music for harpsichord and electronics
Sunleif Rasmussen Quadroforone, for Mahan Esfahani (world premiere; Barbican commission)
Berio Rounds
Xenakis Khoaï
Anahita Abbasi ‘Intertwined Distances,’ for Mahan Esfahani (UK premiere)
John Cage Excerpts from HPSCHD

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24 January 2019

Linz Austria , Brucknerhaus
Solo recital
JOHANN KUHNAU (1660–1722)
Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien (1700)
mit den Programmtexten des Komponisten

With Austrian film/television actor Peter Matić, narrator

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29 January 2019

Vienna Austria, Wiener Musikverein
Solo Recital
François Couperin Pièces de Clavecin
(Allemande »La Ténébreuse«, Menuett, Chaconne »La Favorite«, Les Ombres)

Miroslav Srnka - Neues Werk für Mahan Esfahani (EA)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Italienisches Konzert / Concerto nach italiänischem Gusto BWV 971 (Clavier-Übung II)

Orlando Gibbons - M. Gibbons (Drexel MS 5612) - Whoop do me no harm, good manne - Fantasia XI- Will yow walk the woods so wylde?

Iannis Xenakis - Khoaï für Cembalo solo

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17 February 2019

Lucerne Switzerland, Marianischer Saal
Solo Recital
Cembalo, muss das sein? – Ja! - Es lebe das Cembalo!
Mahan Esfahani, ein iranischer Cembalist, studierte in Teheran, Stanford, Prag und Oxford. So wurde er ein Musiker auf Mission: Seinem Mut zu unorthodoxem Denken ist es zu verdanken, dass dem guten, braven Cembalo der Zopf abgeschnitten wurde, und es seither so faszinierende Cembalo-Programme wie die Seinigen gibt.
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François Couperin La Ténébreuse | Miroslav Srnka Urauführung |
Johann Sebastian Bach Italienisches Konzert F-Dur, BWV 971 |
Orlando Gibbons Drei Stücke | Steve Reich Piano Phase

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20 February 2019

Brussels Belgium , BOZAR
Solo Recital
William Byrd - Pavan and Galliard- Fantasia - Ut re mi fa sol la
New work for Mahan Esfahani (Belgian Première) Miroslav Srnka
Sonata for harpsichord, Wq 48/2 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992 Johann Sebastian Bach
Khoaï Iannis Xenakis

N.B. This recital, part of BOZAR’s ‘Extramural’ series, takes place at the Musical Instrument Museum
(Montagne de la Cour 2, Brussels)

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27 February 2019

Munich Germany , Allerheiligen-Hofkirche der Residenz
Recital with Pieter Wispelwey, ‘cello
Pieter Wispelwey Violoncello | Mahan Esfahani Cembalo

Pieter Wispelwey ist ein bahnbrechender Virtuose, der aufregende Repertoire-Richtungen erschließt und beweist, dass ein neues Gewand für vertrautes Repertoire völlig idiomatisch sein kann (Strad 2017). So haben wir diesen Cellisten, der sich neben seiner außergewöhnlichen technischen Meisterschaft durch einen sehr persönlichen Interpretationsansatz auszeichnet, auch bei seinem letzten Konzert bei Musikerlebnis kennen gelernt. Diesmal warten wir keine weiteren 17 Jahre. Begleitet von dem iranischen Cembalisten Mahan Esfahani, stellt Wispelwey heuer auf seinem Barock-Cello Bachs Gamben- und Cello-Konzerte vor.

19 Uhr Konzerteinführung: Dr. Ulrike Keil

J.S. Bach
Suite Nr. 6 für Cello solo D-Dur BWV 1012
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo D-Dur BWV 1028
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo g-Moll BWV 1029
Toccata für Cembalo solo d-Moll BWV 913
Sonate für Gambe und Cembalo G-Dur BWV 1027

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7 March 2019

Zurich Switzerland, Opernhaus Zurich
J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concerti (BWV 1046-1051) with Riccardo Minasi
Musikalische Leitung und Violine: Riccardo Minasi/ Orchestra La Scintilla
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1–6

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13 March 2019

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Kölner Akademie / Michael Willens
J.C. Bach Symphony in D op 18 no.4
J.C. Bach Berlin Harpsichord concerto in f minor T 301/4
W.A. Mozart Concerto no. 4 in Bb K 238, for harpsichord and orchestra
CPE Bach Sinfonie in e minor Wq 78 (H. 653)
Hugo Distler Concerto for harpsichord and string orchestra op. 14

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24 March 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , St. George’s Hall
Solo Recital
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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JS Bach:

Four Duettos, BWV 802-805
Partita No.4 in D, BWV 828
Fantasia in G, BWV 917
Partita No.5 in G, BWV 829

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27 March 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , St. George’s Hall
Ensemble 10/10 with Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) and Jonathan Small (oboe)
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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Gary Carpenter: Concerto for Harpsichord (world premiere)
Falla: Concerto for harpsichord and ensemble (1926)
Henri Dutilleux: Les citations (2010)
Hindemith: Octet

There’s only one Mahan Esfahani – an artist with attitude, who’s determined to bring the harpsichord kicking and biting into the 21st century. Esfahani doesn’t acknowledge boundaries; he simply lights up everything he touches. The Guardian hailed the ‘piercing insight’ of his Bach, so imagine how he’ll sound when he joins forces with Ensemble 10/10, up close in St George’s Hall to explore 20th century classics by Dutilleux, Falla, Hindemith and something brand new from the maverick imagination of our Composer in Association, Gary Carpenter.

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30 March 2019

London United Kingdom, Wigmore Hall
Solo Recital
Wigmore Hall Bach Complete Harpsichord Works Series:
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Overture-Suite in G minor BWV822
Fugue in B flat BWV954 after J.A. Erin ken
Partita No. 4 in D BWV828
INTERVAL
Fantasia in G minor BWV917
Partita No. 5 in G BWV829

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4 April 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Enchanting Tales, with RLPO/ Elim Chan, conductor
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Suite
Elena Kats-Chernin: Ancient Letters, concerto for amplified harpsichord and orchestra
Ravel: Mother Goose, Suite
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
Elim Chan, conductor/ Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Everything old is new again! Stravinsky’s Pulcinella takes 18th-century music, sprinkles it with humour and drops it headfirst into the Roaring Twenties. Elena Kats- Chernin (remember the Lloyds TSB advert?) takes tales from the Silk Road, and creates a typically quirky showpiece for our new Artist in Residence Mahan Esfahani. Maurice Ravel, meanwhile, looks back on childhood in his ravishing Mother Goose. Guest conductor Elim Chan’s concerts are nothing if not entertaining – and she finishes this one with more Stravinsky: the high-kicking, high-voltage Symphony in Three Movements, written in 1940s Hollywood. Pure showbiz.

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7 April 2019

Liverpool United Kingdom , Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
J.C. Bach, Stravinsky, and Poulenc with RLPO/ Elim Chan, conductor
ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC RESIDENCY 2018-2019
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Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements
JC Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in E flat
Poulenc: Concert Champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra
Ravel: Mother Goose, Suite
Elim Chan, conductor/ Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Did you know that England once had its very own Bach? Johann Christian was Johann Sebastian’s son, and he’s buried next to St Pancras Station. Our Artist in Residence Mahan Esfahani loves his music, and today he pairs it with Poulenc’s delicious Concert Champêtre to form a delightfully unexpected centre to this concert with Elim Chan – a conductor who says she ‘wants to create magic’. There should be no shortage of that, either in Stravinsky’s flamboyant Symphony in Three Movements (created in Hollywood), or the fairy tale world of Ravel’s exquisite Mother Goose.

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12 April 2019

Newcastle United Kingdom, Sage Gateshead
Esfahani’s Bach with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Amy Yule flute
Bradley Crewsick violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Heinrich Bach Sonata a 5
J C Bach Symphony in C Op.III No.2
C P E Bach Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra in D minor
J S Bach Concerto in the Italian Style
J S Bach Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor

Johann Sebastian Bach was only one member of the most musical family in history. Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani loves to delight and surprise: and from the elegance of C P E Bach to the genius of J S himself, this concert should do exactly that.

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8 May 2019

New York United States, 92nd Street Y
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with Mahan Esfahani/harpsichord

FALLA: Harpsichord Concerto for Five Instruments
MOZART: Nonet after Quintet K. 452 (arr. Jean Françaix)
MARTINU: Harpsichord Concerto
STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks (arr. Brett Dean)

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15 May 2019

Ohrdruf Germany , Schloss Ehrenstein
Solo Recital
Recital of works by the Bach family as part of the “Bach Journey” organised by Martin Randall Travel - including two newly-discovered works by Johann Christian Bach
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21 May 2019

Hong Kong China, Hong Kong City Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
Jennifer Pike, violin/ Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Programme to include sonatas by J.S. Bach, Walter Piston, and Darius Milhaud

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24 May 2019

Guangzhou People's Republic of China , Xinghai Concert Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
See programme for 21/5
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25 May 2019

Changsha People’s Republic of China , Changsha Concert Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
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26 May 2019

Wuhan People’s Republic of China , Qintai Concert Hall
Recital with Jennifer Pike, violin
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7 June 2019

Paris France , Salle Gaveau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani & invités

Byrd, Bach, Xenakis, Dutilleux
(Parisian debut)

LA LOCATION ET LES ABONNEMENTS OUVRIRONT LE LUNDI 11 JUIN 2018 AUX GUICHETS DE LA SALLE ET SUR L SITE DE LA SALLE GAVEAU.

RENSEIGNEMENTS & RÉSERVATIONS : Par téléphone : 01 49 53 05 07, du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h. Par email : concerts@monsieurcroche-sas.com


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7 June 2019

Paris France , Salle Gaveau
Solo Recital
Mahan Esfahani & invités

Byrd, Bach, Xenakis, Dutilleux
(Parisian debut)

LA LOCATION ET LES ABONNEMENTS OUVRIRONT LE LUNDI 11 JUIN 2018 AUX GUICHETS DE LA SALLE ET SUR L SITE DE LA SALLE GAVEAU.

RENSEIGNEMENTS & RÉSERVATIONS : Par téléphone : 01 49 53 05 07, du lundi au vendredi de 10h à 18h. Par email : concerts@monsieurcroche-sas.com


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