Mahan Esfahani

Saturday 18 November 2017

Old Divinity School, St John's College


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It is with great regret that Mahan Esfahani’s pre-concert talk and recital have been cancelled due to ill health. The concert will be rescheduled in the New Year. To receive details of this, please sign up to the e-mail newsletter.

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Mahan Esfahani harpsichord


JS Bach English Suite No.1 in A major BWV 806

JS Bach Toccata in F sharp minor BWV 910

JS Bach Toccata (Concerto) in G major BWV 916

Steve Reich Piano Phase (1967)

Kevin Volans L’Africaine (2016)


‘A superstar whose musicianship, imagination, virtuosity, cultural breadth and charisma far transcend the ivory tower in which the harpsichord has traditionally been placed.’ THE TIMES

If you think you don’t like the harpsichord, then you haven’t heard Mahan Esfahani. Passionate yet cerebral, the Iranian-American has won many awards and won over many converts to the instrument. Music by Steve Reich and Kevin Volans contrasts with the full range of Bach’s invention in dance suites and virtuosic toccatas.

6.30 – 7.00pm   Pre-concert talk with Mahan Esfahani