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Arash Rokni Pianist

Biography

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. Arash entered Tehran Music School under the tutelage of Tamara Dolidze, who was a huge inspiration for the path Arash chose since then.

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.

Lastest release

Upcoming Events

  • January 18, 2022 Beethoven Quintett in der Reihe Spitzentöne Cologne, University of Music and Dance
  • January 26, 2022 Video Recording with M.A.D Ensemble Cologne
  • January 29, 2022 Private Recital in Geneva Geneva
  • February 6, 2022 Rezital in Wasserschloss Hausmarck Haus Marck
  • May 29, 2022 Mahler with "Das neue Orchester" und Christoph Sperring WDR Funkhaus
  • June 11, 2022 Complete Brahms sonatas for Violin and Piano with Anna Melkonyan Brahms House, Hamburg
  • August 3, 2022 Recital Bordeaux
  • August 5, 2022 Recital Toulouse

Past Events

  • December 18, 2021 Recital at Bürgermeisterhaus Essen
  • November 16, 2021 November 20, 2021 CD recording
  • November 7, 2021 Rezital in Wasserschloss Hausmarck Wasserschloss Haus Marck
  • October 26, 2021 House Concert with Amia Janicki Geneva
  • October 23, 2021 House Concert with Amia Janicki Fontainebleau
  • September 8, 2021 September 18, 2021 Leeds Piano Competition 2021 Leeds University
  • August 22, 2021 Concerto with Sinfonietta Köln and Cornelius Frowein
  • August 22, 2021 Concerto with Sinfonietta Köln and Cornelius Frowein Erftstadt
  • June 9, 2021 BÖG Stiftung, Unterer Rheinweg 26, Basel Museum Kleines Klingental
  • October 30, 2020 Bachfest Eisenach Nikolaikirche Eisenach
  • October 17, 2020 Cologne , Germany Chamber music hall, University of Music and Dance, Cologne
  • October 11, 2020 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany BASF-Feierabendhaus
  • February 22, 2020 Recital with Works by Mossolov, Brahms,Bach,Rameau Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
  • December 6, 2019 Recital with Works by Mossolov, Brahms,Bach,Rameau and Hindemith Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
  • December 5, 2019 Recital Schumann Saal, Düsseldorf
  • December 3, 2019 Recital NDR Kleiner Sendesaal, Hannover

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Die Rheinpfalz, Sigrid Feeser

Da saß ein Poet am Klavier, ein verständig ziselierender Romantiker, der auch die Pranke ausfahren kann, wenn es der Notentext erfordert. Aber nur dann. Ungemein selbstverständlich klingt das, gute alte deutsche Schule beinah und fast ein wenig altmodisch. Soviel Ernsthaftigkeit haben manche im hochglanzpolierten Musikbetrieb wohl nicht (mehr) auf dem Schirm. Ohne spitze Finger Erster...

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Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Hanna Styrie

Erftstadt: Bach war der Höhepunkt Der Höhepunkt war Johann Sebastian Bachs Klavierkonzert d-Moll BWV 1052. Arash Rokni, ein aus dem Iran stammender Pianist, der in Leipzig und Köln studiert hat, übernahm den Solopart. Mit Leidenschaft versenkte er sich in das Eingangs-Allegro, das er mit kraftvoll-perlendem Spiel bewältigte. Der von einem melancholischen Grundton getragene Klagegesang des...

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