Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani is currently an artist in residence with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra throughout the end of March and beginning of April 2019. Events include performances at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, St. George's Hall, and a session with Classic FM's 'Discover the Classics'.
Details of the events are as follows:
11.00am 23 March - Classic FM 'Discover the Classics' session with Tim Lihoreau
2.30pm 24 March - Chamber Concert: J.S. Bach Four Duettos, Partita No. 4 in D, Fantasia in G, Partita No. 5 in G - St George's Hall
7.30pm 27 March - Ensemble 10/10 Concert: Gary Carpenter Concerto for Harpsichord (World Premiere), Manuel de Falla Concerto for Harpsichord and Ensemble
7.30pm 4 April - RLPO: Elena Kats-Chernin Letters for Amplified Harpsichord and Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Hall
2.30pm 7 April - RLPO: J.C. Bach Harpsichord concerto in E flat, Poulenc Concert champêtre for Harpsichord and Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Hall
Recently described as 'an all-too-rare presence in the harpsichord world', Mahan's latest album The Passinge Mesures has received an abundance of praise, including the following from Will Yeoman, Limelight Magazine:
"Subsequently immersing himself not just in this music but “the art, literature and history” surrounding it, he began to feel it was something he was “born to play”. Listening to this extraordinary recital, one can believe it. Maybe a good interpreter does just two things: reveal a world in a grain of sand; and try to communicate the “music” as opposed to just the music – that is, some intimation of the powerful subjective correspondences and resonances that arise from the collision between science and the imagination."
Upcoming engagements include performances in various parts of the UK including London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Wendover, Edinburgh, Norwich, and Bath, all ahead of a tour of Hong Kong and China with violinist Jennifer Pike.
During this period Mahan also returns to Wigmore Hall on Saturday 30 March for a solo recital in which he continues his multi-season Bach series.