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Mr Oliver Fartach Naini
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Oliver Fartach-Naini is an exceptionally versatile guitarist. Since his relocation from Berlin to Adelaide he is now one of Australia's leading exponents of the classical guitar and one of its most sought-after teachers. He now tours internationally from his new base in Australia and is a member of the adjunct teaching staff of the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide.
With his passionate programs focusing on Classical, Contemporary, Tango and Oriental music Oliver looks back on a long series of exciting projects with which he has delighted audiences the world over. Tours, Master Classes, Festivals, Radio and TV appearances in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA have brought him international acclaim.
Oliver performs extensively as a soloist, with orchestral accompaniment, in duo with Korean guitarist Professor Lee Song-Ou, German flautist Thea Nielsen and as a member of the quintet Tango Concertante.
The CD "Didar - Live in Berlin" featuring Majid Derakhshani (Composition, Tar, Voice), Thea Nielsen (Flute) and Amir Abbas Zare (Daf) and Oliver on guitar is one of his latest projects and yet another exciting venture discovering new horizons.
To date he has released 8 CDs with 6 different chamber music formations for the German Labels DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, Kreuzberg Records, Acoustic Music Records and the South Korean Label Credia International (Universal).
The German publisher Edition Margaux created the Collection Oliver Fartach-Naini which is a selection of the numerous pieces composers from all over the world have dedicated to Oliver and his ensembles. Oliver is a featured artist of the New York String Manufacturer La Bella.
Oliver's intense interest in teaching is also documented in his thesis on early childhood instrumental pedagogy, which was part of his first University degree in Berlin. As a teacher he has earned himself a very fine reputation. His analytical sense of technical issues, musicality, and motivational skills as well as his know-how on the general music business are considered some of his pedagogical strengths.
His standing as an educator has seen him selected as the repertoire consultant for the 2012 AMEB classical guitar syllabus which entailed the publication of 7 graded and edited repertoire books with performance notes and the compilation of a 1000 work repertoire list.
As a student of American guitarist and composer Laurie Randolph Oliver Fartach-Naini holds degrees from the University of the Arts Berlin (Instrumental Pedagogy) and the Academy of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig (Music Performance) and has participated in many international master classes.
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