Ramin Bahrami in concertMonday, August 22, 8.00 PM
Ramin Bahrami was only six when he heard for the first time a piece by Johann Sebastian Bach executed by the great Canadian pianist Glenn Gould: the toccata of the 6th partita. “I remember I was enchanted when I first listened to it” the Iranian pianist says, “I was out of my mind, as I kept saying to myself ‘ What is this celestial music?’.
So I decided to study Bach”. Music was something common in Bahrami’s family in Teheran: his father played the violin and the piano, was sent to prison when Kohmeini regime was set up. “He continued encouraging me from prison. In one of his letter he wrote: ‘Do not abandon Bach, he will always be with you in your studies”
Ramin Bahrami is only 28, but he is considered one of the “biggest” pianists at a international level. In 1997 he undertook a Music Diploma at the Conservatoire “G. Verdi” of Milan and successfully graduated at the International Piano Academy of Imola.
He took part in concerts, festivals playing in the most prestigious Italian theatres and he cooperated with many orchestras, as that of Emilia Romagna and the “Guido Cantelli” of Milan. In 1999 he executed J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations in the Sala Verdi of the Conservatoire of Milan in occasion of the “Rosalyk Tureck’s night”. He recorded many albums from 1998 until today.