Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Correction - you're an entrepreneur, not an artist


Norman Lebrecht takes credit for launching the career of harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, interviews Mahan Esfahani for Universal Music owned Sinfini Music as seen above, announces that Mahan Esfahani has signed for Universal Music's Deutsche Grammophon label, and today posts PR photos of Mahan Esfahani performing with Deutsche Grammophon artist Avi Avital at the Universal Music managed Bristol Proms.

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1 comment:

Philip Amos said...

"How I help make Proms history" -- Norman lives in a world of his own, doesn't he? If his header read 'How I helped make THE Proms history', I could understand it. Anyway, unless he's talking about another harpsichordist whose name is indeed 'Esfehani', as he spells it, he seems unaware that the Esfahani who gave a solo recital in a Proms series in 2011 had already played at the Proms en ensemble in 2009, at which time he was also a BBC New Generation Artist, among other things. I really don't think it likely that a complete and utter unknown has much chance of getting into the Proms via a cold call to some bigwig or other.