Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord. Photo by Kaja Smith. download

In recitals and with orchestras with Mahan Esfahani

Highlights of Mahan Esfahani’s busy winter and spring included the world premiere of Francisco Coll’s harpsichord Concerto with the Britten Sinfonia in February. His US recital tour in March included dates at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, the 92nd Street Y (read the full NYTimes review here), and Duke Performances. In April/May he joined the Auckland Philharmonic for Poulenc’s Concert Champêtre, had a recital tour in China, gave the world premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s harpsichord concerto, ‘Ancient Letters’ (2017) with the Melbourne Symphony, gave a recital at the Sydney Opera House, performed Bach with the Royal Liverpool Orchestra, and repeated Poulenc with the Hamburg Symphoniker and Ion Marin.

Later this year, Esfahani has a BBC3 Lunchtime recital at Wigmore Hall on June 5, followed by festival appearances in Stockholm, Gregynog and Reykjavik. He returns to the Aspen Music Festival on July 19 to perform Bach Harpsichord Concerti sharing a program with Sarah Chang, and returns to Australia for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.