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HPSCHD: Music for Electronics and Harpsichord

Mahan Esfahani

Mahan Esfahani head on desk

Put aside any casual assumptions about what a harpsichord can do – or can be – in the 21st century: Mahan Esfahani plans to light up Milton Court with an ear-opening contemporary recital.

He is an artist who doesn’t acknowledge boundaries; and whose fiercely intelligent virtuosity illuminates everything he touches. The Guardian hailed the ‘piercing insight’ of his Bach: imagine how he’ll sound in new works by Anahita Abbasi and the Faroese composer Sunleif Rasmussen. In the intimate space of Milton Court, it should sound remarkable.

Electronic Realisation by the Electronic Music Department of the Guildhall School


christoph sietzen in cinema 1

Barbican Sessions: Christoph Sietzen


For our latest Barbican Session, percussionist Christoph Sietzen performs in an empty Cinema 1.

an orchestra playing classical music in the barbican hall in central london

Listen: Classical Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Classical Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. 

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Listen: Contemporary Classical on Spotify

Discover music from across the Contemporary Classical spectrum – from Judith Weir and George Benjamin to Nils Frahm and Max Richter.

Milton Court Concert Hall

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