Lunchtime Music: Jennifer Pike (violin) and Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
General admission: £12
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Jennifer Pike violin
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Bach Violin Sonata in E minor BWV 1023
Bach Violin Sonata in F minor BWV 1018
Piston Sonatina for Violin and Harpsichord
The wonderful pairing of violinist Jennifer Pike and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani play two sonatas by Bach and American composer Walter Piston’s neo-classical Sonatina written in 1945.
At 12, Jennifer Pike became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician competition and is noted for her unique artistry and compelling insight into Baroque music.
Mahan Esfahani has made it his life’s mission to rehabilitate the harpsichord as a mainstream instrument. Winner of many awards, he is lauded for his “instinctive sense of rhythm and gift for interpretation” (Gramophone).