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Esfahani, Mahan (harpsichord)
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Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Mahan Esfahani was born in Tehran in 1984 and studied in the United States and in Milan before completing his studies under the supervision of Zuzana Růžičková in Prague. He is the first harpsichordist to be a BBC New Generation Artist (2008–2010) and to win a prize from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. He made his Proms debut in 2011 with the first harpsichord recital in its history, and returned to the Proms in 2012 directing his own orchestration of Bach’s The Art of Fugue for the Academy of Ancient Music. The latter performance was selected as one of The Observer’s ‘Top Ten of Classical Music 2012’. Other highlights include recitals in the concert halls of Vienna, Tokyo, Nagoya, Cologne, New York (Frick Collection), Washington DC, Vancouver, Bruges, Zürich, Copenhagen, Leeds, Bristol, Snape Maltings and Edinburgh, as well as several recitals at Wigmore Hall. A frequent commentator on BBC radio and television and a contributor to various music magazines and publications, he works to take the harpsichord beyond the realm of early music into mainstream halls and series. A reflection of this, Mahan was shortlisted in the instrumentalist category at the 2014 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and was nominated Gramophone ‘Artist of the Year’. His recording of CPE Bach’s Württemberg Sonatas (1744) received wide critical acclaim, winning a Diapason d’Or, and was ‘Recording of the Month’ in BBC Music Magazine.

Albums
'Rameau: Pièces de clavecin' (CDA68071/2)
Rameau: Pièces de clavecin
CDA68071/2  2CDs To be issued soon November 2014 Release  
'Bach (CPE): Württemberg Sonatas' (CDA67995)
Bach (CPE): Württemberg Sonatas
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67995  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Allemande  Movement 1 of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Allemande  Movement 1 of Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
Courante  Movement 2 of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Courante  Movement 2 of Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
Double 5   Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
Fanfarinette  Movement 5 of Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
Gavotte   Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
Gigue en rondeau I  Movement 3a of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Gigue en rondeau II  Movement 3b of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
La boiteuse  Movement 10 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
La Dauphine (Rameau)
La follette (rondeau)  Movement 5 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
La joyeuse (rondeau)  Movement 4 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
La poule  Movement 4 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
La triomphante  Movement 6 of Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
La villageoise (rondeau)  Movement 8 of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Le lardon (menuet)  Movement 9 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
Le rappel des oiseaux  Movement 4 of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Le triomphante  Movement 6 of Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
L'egiptienne  Movement 8 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
L'enharmonique  Movement 7 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
L'entretien des Muses  Movement 6 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
Les cyclopes (rondeau)  Movement 8 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
Les niais de Sologne  Movement 2 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
Les petits marteaux (Rameau)
Les sauvages  Movement 6 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
Les soupirs  Movement 3 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
Les tendres plaintes (rondeau)  Movement 1 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
Les tourbillons (rondeau)  Movement 7 of Suite in D major (Rameau)
Les tricotets (rondeau)  Movement 1 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
Les triolets  Movement 5 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
Les trois mains  Movement 4 of Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
L'indifferente  Movement 2 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
Menuet en rondeau in C major (Rameau)
Menuets I & II  Movement 3 of Suite in G minor (Rameau)
Musette en rondeau  Movement 6 of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Rigaudons I, II & double  Movement 5 of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Sarabande  Movement 3 of Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
Sonata in A flat major, H31 (Bach)
Sonata in A minor, H30 (Bach)
Sonata in B flat major, H32 (Bach)
Sonata in B minor, H36 (Bach)
Sonata in E flat major, H34 (Bach)
Sonata in E minor, H33 (Bach)
Suite in D major (Rameau)
Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Suite in G minor (Rameau)
Suite No 1 in A minor (Rameau)
Suite No 2 in A minor (Rameau)
Tambourin  Movement 7 of Suite in E minor (Rameau)
Vénitienne  Movement 7 of Suite No 1 in A minor (Rameau)
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