Guitar Solo

Oliver Fartach-Naini looks back on a long series of exciting projects with which he has delighted audiences the world over. The CD Persian Art Music CD „Didar – Live in Berlin“ with Majid Derakhshani (Composition, Tar, Voice), Thea Nielsen (Flute) and Amir Abbas Zare (Daf) is one of his ventures discovering new horizons. His Deutsche Grammophon recording of Schubert's "Winterreise" in Ludger Vollmer's arrangement for viola (Richard Yongjae O'Neill) and two guitars topped the South Korean Classical Charts for three months after its release in early October 2007. Oliver Fartach-Naini has performed extensively as a soloist, with orchestral accompaniment, in duo with Korean guitarist Lee Song-Ou, German flautist Thea Nielsen and as a member of the quintet "Tango Concertante". Tours, Master Classes, Festivals, Radio and TV appearances in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA have brought him international acclaim. To date Oliver Fartach-Naini has released 9 CDs for the German Labels Deutsche Grammophon, Kreuzberg Records, Acoustic Music Records as well as Credia Classics and Ethnoclassics. Oliver Fartach-Naini endorses “La Bella” strings. 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 Fartach-Naini and his ensembles. 
Oliver Fartach-Naini was a student of Laurie Randolph at the "University of the Arts Berlin" and for postgraduate studies at the Academy of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig and has participated in many international master classes including Eduardo Fernandez, Alvaro Pierri, Abel Carlevaro, Thomas Müller-Pering, Pepe Romero, Hopkinson Smith and Nigel North.
Now a passionate educator himself, Oliver Fartach-Naini teaches guitar and chamber music at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music. His strong interest in teaching is documented in his thesis on early childhood guitar pedagogy submitted for his first University degree in Berlin. More recently, as the repertoire consultant for the current AMEB classical guitar syllabus Oliver Fartach-Naini published 7 graded repertoire books with instructional commentary and compiled a 1000 work repertoire list in 2011.
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