-Enrico Rosolino (Verve Magazine):
Farhad Mahani, ha riempito la sala delle melodie di Cajkovskij come fossero un setoso tappeto sonoro....
Born in 1985 in Esfahan, Iran. Farhad Mahani is one of the most acclaimed persian artists of his generation. He is the winner of the "National Arts Award" in Italy and the winner of the second prize of the "Claudio Abbado" conducting competition.
He began his career collaborating with the Florence Opera House/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2014 and again he was the guest artist of the prestigious theatre in 2016. In the same year, he made his debut with the Teatro Massimo of Palermo. He returned on the podium of the Teatro Massimo in 2017 for the conclusion of the artistic season with a new production of the Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty collaborating with the celebrated Italian choreographer Matteo Levaggi.
He was Gianandrea Noseda's understudy from 2011 to 2018 and his assistant at Teatro Regio of Turin, München Opera house, München Philharmonics, Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia.
He was the guest conductor of the various orchestras and theaters in Italy noted among them Teatro Regio di Torino, Orchestra Filarmonica Toscanini, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra Toscana Classica.
Mahani was the Principal Conductor of the Kasra Chamber Orchestra in Tehran, Artistic Director of the Orchestra Filarmonica Fiorentina and the General Director of the Ensemble Florentia music association in Florence. He worked with Nicola luisotti and Vladimir Jurowski as the assistant conductor in Turin and Florence.
He was graduated from the Florence Music Conservatory where he was the associate conductor to the conservatory's symphony orchestra. He studied with Michel Tabachnik at the Chigiana Music Academy and was graduated with the Certificate of Merit. He was one of the finalists of the Arturo Toscanini competition in 2017 and also one the finalists of the Luigi Mancinelli competition in 2014.