Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini
|Position||Scholarly Teaching Fellow|
|Org Unit||Elder Conservatorium of Music|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 9246|
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 head of classical guitar at 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 Fartach-Naini 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 11 CDs including 7 different chamber music formations for the German Labels DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, Kreuzberg Records, Acoustic Music Records as well as Credia International (Universal) and Ethnoclassics.
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 a PhD (Ethnoclassicism in Guitar Chamber Music) from the University of Adelaide.
Further information is available on:
- CD Suite Latina; Oliver Fartach-Naini plays four Suites for guitar by Hector Ayala, Richard Charlton and Máximo Diego Pujol; Ethnoclassics 2018
- CD 25; Compositions of Thomas Wallisch, Geonyong Lee, Richard Charlton, Carlo Domeniconi, Stephen Whittington, Coco Nelegeatti and Ludger Vollmer; Guitar Duo Lee Song-Ou & Oliver Fartach-Naini; Ethnoclassics 2016
- CD TANGO; Compositions of Coco Nelegatti, Ian Seaborn, Stephen Whitington and Astor Piazzolla; Peter Handsworth, Clarinet & Oliver Fartach-Naini, Guitar; Ethnoclassics 2015
- CD Canto Antigo; World Premiere Recordings of compositions by Laurie Randolph, Stephen Whittington, Vincent-Lindsey Clark, Jaime Zenamon and Richard Charlton; Zia Hyun-Su Shin, violin; Guitar Duo Lee Song-Ou & Oliver Fartach-Naini; Credia (Universal) 2015
CD Winter Journey; Franz Schubert: Winterreise, Arpeggione Sontate; Richard Yongjae O`Neill, Viola; Guitar Duo Lee Song-Ou & Oliver Fartach-Naini; Jong-Ho Park, Guitar; DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2007
CD Ex Oriente Lux; Music from India, Iran, Austria, Germany and Argentina; Thea Nielsen, Flute & Oliver Fartach-Naini, Guitar play Ravi Shankar, Majid Derakhshani, Thomas Wallisch, Ludger Vollmer, Coco Nelegatti; Kreuzberg Records 10091, 2004
- CD Didar – Live in Berlin; Compositions of Majid Derakhshani (Iran)
Majid Derakhshani, Tar & Setar (Iran); Thea Nielsen, Flute (Germany), Oliver Fartach-Naini, Guitar (Germany); Amir Abbas Zare, Daf (Iran); Kreuzberg Records 10092, 2004
CD Tangos Sin Palabras; Tango Concertante plays Piazzolla, Demare, Troilo and others; Roland Schmitt, Saxophone; Miriam Risch, Violin; Roman Hengge, Piano; Oliver Fartach-Naini, Guitar; Oliver Potratz, Bass; Acoustic Music Records 2003
CD Frutti Di Mare; Guitar Duo Lee Song-Ou & Oliver Fartach-Naini Play Carlo Domeniconi, Mario Gangi, Astor Piazzolla and Laurie Randolph; Kreuzberg Records 10073, 2001
CD Suite Buenos Aires; Thea Nielsen (Flute) & Oliver Fartach-Naini (Guitar) Play Maximo Diego Pujol, Gabriel SenaneS and Astor Piazzolla; Kreuzberg Records 10039, 1998
- CD Movement For Two Guitars; Guitar Duo Lee Song-Ou & Oliver Fartach-Naini Play Kim Myungphyo, Stephen Dodgson, Jaime Zenamon, Lee Geonyong, Lee Hunghyun; Kreuzberg Records 10020, 1997
Books and Performance scores
- Ludger Vollmer: Steadfast against the Sun; Collection Oliver Fartach-Naini, Edition Margaux Em 5320, Germany, 2006.
- Classical guitar. Series 2, Preliminary grade [graded repertoire book with commentary] / Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne, 2011.
- Classical guitar. Series 2, First grade [graded repertoire book with commentary] / Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne, 2011.
- Classical guitar. Series 2, Second grade [graded repertoire book with commentary] / Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne, 2011.
- Classical guitar. Series 2, Third grade [graded repertoire book with commentary] / Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne, 2011.
- Classical guitar. Series 2, Fourth grade [graded repertoire book with commentary] / Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne, 2011.
- Classical guitar. Series 2, Fifth grade [graded repertoire book with commentary] / Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne, 2011.
- Classical guitar. Series 2, Sixth grade [graded repertoire book with commentary] / Australian Music Examinations Board, Melbourne, 2011.
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