Mahan Esfahani in concert with Valletta International Baroque Ensemble

Mahan Esfahani and VIBE will be performing works by Scheidt, Bach, Albinoni and Mikel’Ang Vella on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 8pm

15 October 2016, 8:18am
Mahan Esfahani
Mahan Esfahani
The Arts Council Malta and Teatru Manoel present world-renowned harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble for a recital on 19th October 2016.

Mahan Esfahani was born in Tehran in 1984 and received his first guidance on the piano from his father before exploring an interest in the harpsichord as a teenager. He went on to study musicology and history at Stanford University, where he was mentored by George Houle, before studying intensively with Peter Watchorn in Boston and completing his formation with the celebrated Zuzana Růžičková in Prague.

VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble) is the resident ensemble of the Valletta International Baroque Festival, consisting predominantly Maltese musicians, guided by foreign Baroque specialists.
VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble) is the resident ensemble of the Valletta International Baroque Festival, consisting predominantly Maltese musicians, guided by foreign Baroque specialists.
Since making his London debut in 2009 he has worked tirelessly to establish the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments in classical and contemporary repertoire. This mission came to significant public attention when Mahan played the first harpsichord recital in the history of the BBC Proms in 2011. Since then, recent and upcoming highlights include solo performances at the Zurich Tonhalle, Cologne Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre in London. Following a stint as Artist-in-Residence at New College, Oxford, he now continues his academic activities as professor of harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble) is the resident ensemble of the Valletta International Baroque Festival, consisting predominantly Maltese musicians, guided by foreign Baroque specialists.

Mahan Esfahani and VIBE will be performing works by Scheidt, Bach, Albinoni and Mikel’Ang Vella on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 8pm.

This recital is presented on the occasion of ‘The World Summit on Arts and Culture’ By the Arts Council Malta and the IFACCA (International Federation of Arts Councils and Agencies)

Tickets from www.teatrumanoel.com.mt, [email protected] or 21 246389