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Arash Rokni

About

Arash Rokni was born in Tehran, Iran. His mother's attempts at learning the traditional Iranian instrument "Setar" and his father's interest in western classical music gave him his interest in music. As a child, he divided his time between playing, reading literature and learning Persian classical poetry with his brother and had some occasional piano lessons. At the age of 15, Arash had his first piano lessons in Tehran Music School under the tutelage of Tamara Dolidze.

After being guided in Armenia by Giorgi Raphaelowitch Avanesov and Ashot Ghazarian, he began to study under Markus Tomas at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig and later under Claudio Martinez Mehner at the "Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln". He is also mentored by Nina Tichman (piano) and Anthony Spiri (chamber music).
Arash has also had the privilege to have worked with Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Andreas Kemenes, Mahan Esfahani, Andreas Staier and Robert Levin.

He has given concerts and participated in festivals and competitions in Iran, Armenia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Denmark. He won the Fourth Prize at the "Aarhus International Piano Competition" and the Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the "21st Johann Sebastian Bach Competition" in Leipzig, Germany.
In the field of chamber music, he has worked with many great musicians. Together with pianist, Julia Polinskaja, they founded the piano Duo "Noema" and have given concerts in Germany and Spain.

His interest in the field of Performance Practice of the 18th century led to him studying Fortepiano with Gerald Hambitzer and being mentored by Michael Borgstede (harpsichordist) in Cologne.

Concerts

Thu 20 September (7:30 PM )
"Konzertreihe Beflügelt" Works by Beethoven and Hindemith
FORUM Volkshochschule
Sun 07 October (2:00 PM )
Concert with Duo Noema
Gummersbach
Sun 14 October (4:00 PM )
Euregio Music Festival: Concert with "Duo Noema"
Wasserschloss Haus Marck, Tecklenburg Haus Marck 1
Thu 25 October (7:00 PM )
Gesprächskonzert: Der Klang des Gulag
Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr - Kleiner Saal Bochum
Fri 02 November (8:00 PM )
Freiheit und Kunst
Beethoven-Haus, Kammermusiksaal, Bonn
Fri 07 December (7:00 PM )
Claviernacht 2018, Werke von Chopin und Ogiński
Köln, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz
Sun 13 January (6:00 PM )
Konzert, Duo Noema, Werke von Schubert, Stravinsky
Kloster Gravenhorst
Sun 20 January
Duo Noema
Fröndenberg
Tue 28 May (8:00 PM )
Private Concert
Paris, Salon Pleyel
Sat 01 June (6:00 PM )
Recital with Works by Bach, Rameau, Schönberg
Sinngewimmel, Wilhelm-Klein-Straße, 51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Mon 17 June - Wed 19 June
Recording sessions
Immanuelskirche Wuppertal
Sat 14 September (7:30 PM )
Chamber music Concert with Works by Weinberg and C.P.E.Bach
Lugano
Mon 18 November (7:30 PM )
Concert, Duo Noema
Bürgerhaus Oststadt
Sun 01 December (8:00 PM )
Recital With Works by Bach, Schönberg, Rameau etc
Cologne
Tue 03 December (7:30 PM )
Recital with Works by Mossolow, Bach, Schönberg etc
NDR, Kleiner Sendesaal, Hannover
Thu 05 December (8:00 PM )
Recital with Works by Mossolow, Bach, Rameau etc
Düsseldorf, Schumann Saal
Fri 06 December (7:30 PM )
Recital with works by Bach, Rameau etc
Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie, Kammermusiksaal
Fri 24 January (8:00 PM )
Recital, Concert Series Aix Piano
Aachen
Sat 22 February (8:00 PM )
Recital
Leipzig, Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn Saal
Sun 23 February
Recital With Works by Schönberg, Rameau etc
Weimar
Wed 15 April (8:00 PM )
Shared recital with Alice Burla with works by Hindemith, Bach etc
Locarno
Mon 27 April (8:00 PM )
Chamber music concert with works by Beethoven
Bonn, Kleine Beethovenhalle
Fri 29 May (8:00 PM )
Concert with Oreneta Quartett. Works by Shostakovich, Mendelssohn etc
Palaiseau, France

Contact information

info@arashrokni.com