Mahan Esfahani rehearsing for his Festival concert in Aldeburgh ChurchOnly two things that make this irresistible for me; the performer – and the music!
Firstly, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. As anyone who witnessed his Aldeburgh Festival debut last month will testify, Mahan is a musician of immense technical assurance, boundless imagination and formidable surety of touch. He is also a great thinker, communicator and passionate ambassador for what he still [read more…]
It’s been a busy and exciting time over the last few days of the festival, with not only the massive musicircus, but outstanding orchestral music from the CBSO with Thomas Adès, sublime Schubert with the classic pairing of Bostridge and Adès, Pierre-Laurent’s stunning tour of the Etude, as well as amazing performances from young gifted musicians like Mahan Esfahani delivering a funny, informative and dazzling tour of 300 years of [read more…]