Oliver Fartach-Naini - Classical, Adelaide


Location:  Adelaide - teaching at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music
Email:  oliver.fartach-naini@adelaide.edu.au
Web:   www.oliverfartachnaini.com


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.

A student of American guitarist-composer Laurie Randolph, he looks back on a long colourful career of innovative projects with which he has delighted audiences the world over.

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.

Testament to his versatility are his stylistic diversity and his many collaborative projects alongside well over a hundred world premiere performances of new works which composers such as Carlo Domeniconi (Italy), Richard Charlton (Australia), Ludger Vollmer (Germany), Geonyong Lee (South Korea), Jaime Zenamon (Brazil) and Máximo Diego Pujol (Argentina) have written for him and his ensembles.

The German publisher Edition Margaux created the Collection Oliver Fartach-Naini, which is dedicated to the numerous pieces composers from all over the world have composed for Oliver Fartach-Naini and his ensembles. His standing as an educator has seen him selected as the repertoire consultant for the 2011 AMEB classical guitar syllabus, which entailed the publication of 7 graded and edited repertoire books with performance notes and the compilation of a graded 1000-work repertoire list.

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 (Music) from the University of Adelaide.