Wimbledon International Music Festival 10 - 25 November

Tuesday 13 November St John's Church 7.30pm

Mahan Esfahani

“Mahan Esfahani has been making waves among connoisseurs for several years… A superstar whose musicianship, imagination, virtuosity, cultural breadth and charisma far transcends the ivory tower in which the harpsichordhas traditionally been placed.”
Richard Morrison, The Times

Mahan Esfahani

“No one has done more to popularise the harpsichord as a concert instrument in the present day than Iranian-American virtuoso Mahan Esfahani.”

So wrote Barry Millington, Evening Standard, when reviewing his concert at the Wimbledon International Music Festival in 2015. His rave review was brimming with: “infectious rhythms adroitly dispatched… flamboyant Toccata, fluent Allemande, poignant Sarabande characterised appropriately… sparky miniatures… death-defying cross-hand leaps, all flawlessly executed.”

Known for his adventurous programming, Mahan Esfahani’s programme will include a group of short works by outstanding contemporary composers - Graham Lynch, Gavin Bryars and Mel Powell - contrasting with masterpieces of the great French harpsichordists Francois Couperin and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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In a CHANGE OF PROGRAMME Esfahani has asked to change the second half of his programme from Couperin to Rameau.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Pieces in G, from the ‘Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin’ (1728)
Les Tricotets
Menuets I et II
La Poule
Les Triolets
Les Sauvages
- which he describes as ‘fabulous works’

A ‘fabulous’ way to enjoy the evening of Tuesday 13 November at St John’s

Tuesday 13 November St John's Church, Spencer Hill, SW19 4NZ

Anthony Wilkinson
Festival Director

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