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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.

Concerts

  • October 26, 2021 House Concert with Amia Janicki Geneva
  • November 7, 2021 Rezital in Wasserschloss Hausmarck Wasserschloss Haus Marck Tickets
  • November 16, 2021 November 20, 2021 CD recording
  • December 8, 2021 Recital at Bürgermeisterhaus Essen
  • January 18, 2022 Beethoven Quintett in der Reihe Spitzentöne Cologne, University of Music and Dance
  • January 22, 2022 Complete Brahms sonatas for Violin and Piano with Anna Melkonyan Brahms House, Hamburg

Videos

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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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