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With the fall of Mohammad Reza Pahlevi and the advent of the Ruhollah Khomeyni regime following the Iranian Revolution,his father Paviz, an engineer of the shah,was imprisoned on charges of being an opponent of the new regime (he later died in prison in 1991).
His family was forced to emigrate to Europe when he was 11 years old. The intention was to travel to Germany (he now lives in Stuttgart),the home of his paternal grandmother, but the first country that welcomed him was Italy, thanks to a scholarship given to him byItalimpianti following the intervention of the Italian embassy in Tehran.
A refugee in Italy, Bahrami studied piano and graduated with Piero Rattalino from the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Milan. He studied at the
International Piano Academy “Meetings with the Master” of Imola
and with Wolfgang Bloser at the Hochschule f’r Musik und darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart.
Since then, there have been numerous performances at the major musical institutions of Italy, theatres, seasons and prestigious international festivals. In January 2009 Ramin Bahrami was awarded the “City of Piacenza – Giuseppe Verdi” Award dedicated to the great protagonists of the music scene, an award given before him to Riccardo Muti, José Cura, Leo Nucci and Pier Luigi Pizzi.
The Iranian pianist’s interpretative research is currently focused on the keyboard production of Johann Sebastian Bach,who remains Bahrami’s favorite musician. His predilection for Bach sometimes leads him to judge other great composers in a decidedly provocative way. So he stigmatizes Bruckner by saying that “in 99 pages he can’t say what Bach says in two sides”,
Bahrami has performed at major piano festivals including “La Roque d’Anthéron”, Uzés Festival, Toulouse’sPiano aux Jacobins festival, the Tallin Baroque Music Festival in Estonia and the Beijing Piano Festival in China.
He appeared at Wigmore Hall in London in June 2008. in spring 2009 he presented his
Art of Escape
at the Arturo BenedettiMichelangeliInternational Piano Festival in Brescia and Bergamo. In February 2010 he debuted in Paris with the Goldberg Variations,and in March he held a applauded tour with the Lucerne Festival Strings. In May 2010 he enjoyed great success with Riccardo Chailly at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig,completing the complete of Bachian concerts.
In Italy Bahrami has played in important concert venues, such as the Teatro La Fenice in Venice,Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome (in the “Only Piano” review), theAuditorium Rai in Turin, Teatro la Scala in Milan, where he gave a recital in December 2012, and the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele II of Messina in which, on October 25, 2014, he inaugurated the concert season of the local Philharmonic Academy.