the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #6

Ramin Bahrami

Italian Journey. Grand Tour with Bach and Scarlatti

 

A journey in the form of a concert into the surprises and the wonders of Italian 18th-century music, seen through the eyes of the greatest composer of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach, and of his bizarre, brilliant and extroverted Neapolitan colleague, Domenico Scarlatti. In this concert, Ramin Bahrami, one of the world’s leading interpreters of Bach, establishes a dialogue between these two vastly different personalities: the impulsive Bach, full of conflicting emotions, and the ingenious Scarlatti, greatly appreciated by the Spanish court. A musical “Grand Tour” into arias, sonatas and suites mixing the sacred and the profane, the sober and the extravagant, the art of composition as science and as sheer pleasure. 

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Ramin Bahrami

was born in Tehran and studied music at the Conservatory of Milan and the Academy in Imola. He has devoted his career to the study and the interpretation of Bach’s monumental work. He has performed in the world’s leading concert halls and festivals, alone or together with such performers as Maurizio Pollini, Grigory Sokolov, Daniel Barenboim, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Evgeny Kissin and Mario Brunello. He has created the World Bach-Fest and is now its president. He has an exclusive recording contract with Decca-Universal. However, his performance of the Goldberg Variations and of the Art of the Fugue is included in Deutsche Grammophon’s Bach Collection (2011) alongside with other Bach performances by Karl Richter and Wilhelm Kempff among others. The recent recordings of his concerts Riccardo Chailly and of his performance of Bach’s English Suites were included in Nielsen’s Top Ten list. Ramin Bahrami has authored the book Come Bach mi ha salvato la vita [“How Bach saved my life”], published by Mondadori in 2012. 

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