Accompanist Profile: Amir Farid
We would like to welcome Amir Farid to the festival!
Amir Farid is a US-born Iranian-Australian pianist, and graduate of the Royal College of Music in London. He is a sought-after solo recitalist and collaborative artist in concert halls and festivals internationally, including collaborations with tenor Ian Bostridge, saxophonist Claude Delangle, and violinist Arabella Steinbacher. As a chamber musician, Amir is pianist of the Benaud Trio (www.benaudtrio.com), winning the Piano Trio prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition. His numerous highly acclaimed recordings are heard frequently on radio stations throughout Australia and internationally, and several albums have been nominated for an Australian Independent Music Award. Amir is also a recorded artist on the Steinway & Sons Spirio catalogue, as part of the piano manufacturer’s revolutionary player-piano system. As of 2017, Amir is a staff pianist at the Juilliard School, New York City, and also works as a pianist for the New York Philharmonic.
Yo can find out more about him at www.amirfarid.com