Oliver Fartach-Naini

Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini

Senior Lecturer

Elder Conservatorium of Music

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Oliver Fartach-Naini is a classical guitarist, international collaborator, editor and educator from Germany.

Building on his comprehensive studies in musicology, pedagogy and music performance Oliver Fartach-Naini’s research interests have led to collaborative projects ranging from Persian art music to Franz Schubert, culminating in concert performances across Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA.

His doctoral study titled Ethnoclassicism in Guitar Chamber Music is a reflection of his stylistically very diverse portfolio of projects. Further research outputs include well over one hundred world premiere performances of 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. To date Oliver Fartach-Naini has released eleven commercial CDs for Deutsche Grammophon, Kreuzberg Records, Acoustic Music Records, Credia Classics and Ethnoclassics.

For the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Oliver Fartach-Naini published 7 graded repertoire books and curated a 1000 work repertoire list in 2011. In Australia this is today’s most commonly used guitar pedagogy resource. As a tertiary lecturer and postgraduate supervisor Oliver Fartach-Naini is passionate about student centred learning within a framework that ensures up-to-date industry competence and proficiency.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2016 Scholarly Teaching Fellow University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music
    2016 - 2017 Head of Classical Guitar Studies University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music
    2005 - 2016 Adjunct Lecturer University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Award TOP TEN CLASSICAL GUITAR ALBUM OF 2019 Classical Guitar United States
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English
    French
    German
    Swedish
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy
    1997 Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig Germany MA Music Performance (Diplom-Orchestermusiker)
    1995 Universität der Künste Berlin Germany BA (Hons), Music Performance & Pedagogy (Diplom-Musikerziehung)
    1986 - 1988 Freie Universität Berlin Germany Musicology and Scandinavian Literature
  • Research Interests

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  • Live Performance of Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2021 Fartach-Naini, O. (2021). World Premiere of Ian Seaborn's 'A Day in Rio' (No. Of Pieces: Three-movement Suite, 11 minutes) [Performance]. Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.
    2021 Fartach-Naini, O. (2021). World Premiere of Ian Seaborn's 'Tribute to Julian' (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide: Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
    2020 Agostino, J., Agostino, R., Blanch, A., Charlton, R., Keane, C., Myers, L., . . . Zangari, G. (2020). World Premiere Live Performance of Arturo Marquez's Danzón No 2 with Diminished 10, arranged by Janet Agostino (No. Of Pieces: 9 minutes) [Live Performance]. Sydney: Sydney Classical Guitar Society.
    2019 Fartach-Naini, O. (2019). World Premiere Live Performance of Ian Seaborn's Homage to Phillip Houghton (No. Of Pieces: 4 minutes) [Live Performance]. Sydney: Sydney Classical Guitar Society.
    2019 Fartach-Naini, O. (2019). Suite Latina (Recital)—guitar compositions by Richard Charlton, Hector Ayala and Máximo Diego Pujol (No. Of Pieces: 65 minutes) [Performance]. Sydney, Melbourne, Mclaren Vale, Brisbane, Uppsala (Sweden), Adelaide.
    2018 Fartach-Naini, O., & Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble. (2018). World Premiere Live Performance of Sebastian Phlox's 'Forms, or some other places' for guitar ensemble (No. Of Pieces: 8 minutes) [Artistic Director]. Adelaide: Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
    2018 Fartach-Naini, O., & Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble. (2018). World Premiere Live Performance of James Rawley's 'Music for Bo' for guitar ensemble (No. Of Pieces: 6 minutes) [Artistic Director]. Adelaide: Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
    2017 Fartach-Naini, O., & Lee, Song-Ou. (2017). Guitar Duo Concert at 3rd Korean International Guitar Festival 2017 (No. Of Pieces: 30 minutes) [Performance]. Yang-Pyeong, South Korea: 3rd Korean International Guitar Festival.
    2016 Fartach-Naini, O. (2016). World Premiere Live Performance of Maximo Diego Pujol’s Suite Adelaires for solo guitar (No. Of Pieces: 17 minutes) [Performance]. Rottenburg, Germany: Theater Hammerschmied.
    2016 Fartach-Naini, O., & Lee, Song-Ou. (2016). CD release concert ’25’ at Sydney Opera House (No. Of Pieces: 90 minutes) [Performance]. Sydney, Australia: Sydney Classical Guitar Society.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2015). World premiere Live performance of Jaime Zenamon’s Acordai Donzela for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 4 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2015). World Premiere Live Performance of Vincent Lindsey-Clark’s Terezinha de Jesus for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 4:05 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2015). World Premiere Live Performance of Vincent Lindsey-Clark’s Nesta Rua for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 4:41 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2015). World premiere Live Performance of Laurie Randolph’s O Shenandoah (No. Of Pieces: 4 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2015). World premiere Live performance of Jaime Zenamon’s A Mulata (No. Of Pieces: 5 Minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2015). World premiere Live performance of Jaime Zenamon’s Casinha Pequenina (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2015). Canto Antigo CD Release Concert at Seoul Arts Center, South Korea (No. Of Pieces: 60 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Crellin, Keith., & Handsworth, Peter. (2015). World Premiere Live Performance of Stephen Whittington’s Persian Miniatures for clarinet, viola and guitar (No. Of Pieces: 8 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Guitar Chamber Music Festival.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O., Crellin, Keith., & Handsworth, Peter. (2015). World Premiere Live Performance of Stephen Whittington’s Persian Miniatures for clarinet, viola and guitar (No. Of Pieces: 8 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide Guitar Chamber Music Festival.
    2014 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2014). World Premiere Live Performance of Jaime Zenamon’s Canto Antigo for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2014 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. (2014). World Premiere Live Performance of Jaime Zenamon’s Canto Antigo for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Credia International.
    2014 Fartach-Naini, O., & Elder Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble. (2014). World Premiere Live Performance of Ian Seaborn’s Manta Point for guitar ensemble (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
    2014 Fartach-Naini, O., & Handsworth, Peter. (2014). World Premiere Live Performance of Ian Seaborn’s Departure for clarintet and guitar (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Wayville Concerts.
    2014 Fartach-Naini, O., & Handsworth, Peter. (2014). World Premiere Live Performance of Ian Seaborn’s Departure for clarintet and guitar (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Wayville Concerts.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Choo, Henry. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Ludger Vollmer’s revised arrangement of Schubert’s Winterreise for tenor and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 60 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide: Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Choo, Henry. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Ludger Vollmer’s revised arrangement of Schubert’s Winterreise for tenor and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 60 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide: Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Berberyan, Minas. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Richard Charlton’s Three Catalan Folk Songs for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 10 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Berberyan, Minas. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Richard Charlton’s Three Klezmer Pieces for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 6 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Berberyan, Minas. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Grant Sheridan’s Trio Sonata for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 10 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Berberyan, Minas. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Grant Sheridan’s Trio Sonata for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 10 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Berberyan, Minas. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Stephen Whittington’s La Sandunga for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 6 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Berberyan, Minas. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Vincent Lindsey-Clark’s Esta Noche Serena for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 4 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., & Lee, Song-Ou. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Vincent Lindsey-Clark’s When the Boat comes in for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 4 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2012 Fartach-Naini, O., Lee, Song-Ou., & Berberyan, Minas. (2012). World Premiere Live Performance of Vincent Lindsey-Clark’s The Ashgrove for violin and two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 2:30 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Vivente Music.
    2008 Fartach-Naini, O., & Lee, Song-Ou. (2008). World Premiere Live Performance of Richard Charlton’s Along Parallel Lines for guitar duo (No. Of Pieces: 5 minutes) [Performance]. Pusan, South Korea: Haeundae Art Center, Pusan, South Korea.
    2008 Fartach-Naini, O., & Lee, Song-Ou. (2008). World Premiere Live Performance of Carlo Domeniconi’s unreal-dance op. 151 for two guitars (No. Of Pieces: 12 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
    2007 Fartach-Naini, O., & Nielsen, Thea. (2007). World Premiere Live Performance of Stephen Whittington’s Nazaretheana for flute and guitar (No. Of Pieces: 6 minutes) [Performance]. Adelaide, Australia.
    2006 Fartach-Naini, O., & Lee, Song-Ou. (2006). World Premiere Live Performance of Stephen Whittington’s Made in Korea for two guitars, Cecil Art Hall, Seoul, South Korea, 26/4/2006 (No. Of Pieces: 8 minutes) [Performance]. Seoul, South Korea: Cecil Art Hall.
    2006 Fartach-Naini, O. (2006). World Premiere Live Performance of Richard Charlton’s Suite Latina for solo guitar (No. Of Pieces: 12 minutes) [Performance]. Müncheberg, Germany: Stadtpfarrkirche Müncheberg, Germany.
    2006 Fartach-Naini, O., & Nielsen, Thea. (2006). World Premiere Live Performance of José Hernán Cibils’ Al estile clásico (3 Argentinische Stücke für Flöte und Gitarre: Valseado, Milonga Perdu, Tango Semplice) (No. Of Pieces: 8 minutes) [Performance]. Müncheberg, Germany: Stadtpfarrkirche Müncheberg.
    2006 Fartach-Naini, O., & Nielsen, Thea. (2006). World Premiere Live Performance of Carlo Domeniconi’s Hommage á Heitor Villa-Lobos op. 125 for flute and guitar (No. Of Pieces: 25 minutes) [Performance]. Müncheberg, Germany: Stadtpfarrkirche Müncheberg, Germany.
    2006 Fartach-Naini, O. (2006). World Premiere Live Performance of Coco Nelegatti’s Tres Tangos Argentinos for flute and guitar (No. Of Pieces: 14 minutes) [Performance]. Müncheberg, Germany: Stadtpfarrkirche Müncheberg, Germany.
  • Recorded/Rendered Creative Works

    Year Citation
    2018 Authors: Fartach-Naini O. Title: CD Suite Latina. Description: N/A. Extent: 59 minutes and 9 seconds.
    2016 Authors: Fartach-Naini O, Lee, Song-Ou. Title: CD 25. Description: World Premiere Recordings of new guitar duo compositions by Thomas Wallisch, Geonyong Lee, Richard Charlton, Carlo Domeniconi, Stephen Whittington, Coco Nelegatti and Ludger Vollmer on CD ‘25’. Extent: 66 minutes and 37 seconds.
    2015 Authors: Fartach-Naini O, Lee, Song-Ou, Shin, Zia Hyun-Su. Title: CD Canto Antigo. Description: N/A. Extent: 58 minutes.
    2015 Authors: Fartach-Naini O, Handsworth, Peter. Title: CD TANGO. Description: N/A. Extent: 58:35 minutes.
    2015 Authors: Fartach-Naini O, Handsworth, Peter. Title: CD TANGO. Description: N/A. Extent: 58:35 minutes.
    2007 Authors: Fartach-Naini O, Vollmer L. Title: World Premiere Recording of a new arrangement of Franz Schubert's Song Cycle Winterreise. Description: Oliver Fartach-Naini, (Germany), guitar Richard Yongjae O’Neill, (USA), viola Lee Song-Ou, (South Korea), guitar Extent: 71 minutes, 43 seconds Recorded July 12th - 15th 2007 in Seoul, Korea Version for Viola and two Guitars Recorded on CD “Winter Journey” Oliver Fartach-Naini arranged in collaboration with composer Ludger Vollmer, Editing, Performing and Recording World Premiere Recording of a new arrangement Arrangement was commissioned by Deutsche Grammophon Broadcasting network, KBS (South Korea), ABC (Australia) CD: Deutsche Grammophon DG 480 0271, 2007. Extent: 71 mins, 43 secs.
    2004 Authors: Fartach-Naini O, Nielsen T. Title: Ex Oriente Lux : music from India, Iran, Austria, Germany and Argentina. Description: Ludger Vollmer, composition; Thea Nielsen (Germany), flute; Oliver Fartach-Naini (Germany), guitar. Extent: 61 minutes, 20 seconds Recorded in Berlin, Germany, August 20th 2003 Oliver Fartach-Naini role in the performance was Editing in collaboration with composer Ludger Vollmer, Performing and Recording with flautist Thea Nielsen CD “Ex Oriente Lux” 11 track CD commercially released by Kreuzberg Records (KR 10091)2004 with world premiere recordings of works by Vollmer, NeLegatti and Derakhshani. Broadcasting network Various e.g. SFB (Germany) and WDPR (USA). Extent: 61mins, 20 secs.
    2003 Authors: Nielsen T, Fartach-Naini O, Derakhshani M, Zare A. Title: World Premiere CD Recording of 'Ensemble Didar Live in Berlin 2003'. Description: Thea Nielsen (Germany), flute ; Oliver Fartach-Naini (Germany), guitar ; Majid Derakhshani (Iran), Composition, Tar, Voice ; Amir Abbas Zare (Iran), Daf, Daiqé. Recorded in Berlin, Germany. CD: Kreuzberg Records / KR 10092 / 2004. Oliver Fartach-Naini played roles in the project's conception and management, composition, performance and recording. Extent: 48 minutes, 28 seconds. The work is dedicated to Ensemble Didar. Broadcasting network SBS (Germany), IRIB (Iran), ABC (Australia). Extent: 48 mins, 28 secs.
  • Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

    Year Citation
    2018 Fartach-Naini, O. (2018). Guitarathon 2018 (No. Of Pieces: 6 hours) [Director of Live Performances]. Adelaide, South Australia.
    2015 Fartach-Naini, O. (2015). Adelaide Guitar Chamber Music Festival 2015 (No. Of Pieces: 5 concerts over three days) [Exhibition]. South Australia.
    2011 Fartach-Naini, O. (2011). AMEB Classical Guitar Syllabus 2011 (Seven volumes of curated and edited performance anthologies with instructional commentary and a 1000 composition manual list) (No. Of Pieces: 25 pages) [Exhibition]. Melbourne, Australia: AMEB.
    2011 Fartach-Naini, O. (2011). AMEB Classical Guitar Syllabus 2011 (Seven volumes of curated and edited performance anthologies with instructional commentary and a 1000 composition manual list) (No. Of Pieces: 25 pages) [Exhibition]. Melbourne, Australia: AMEB.
  • Classical Performance 1A & 1B
  • Classical Performance 2A & 2B
  • Classical Performance 3A & 3B
  • Music Professional Development 1A & 1B
  • Music Professional Development 2A & 2B
  • Music Professional Development 3A & 3B
  • Honours Music Minor Project
  • Honours Music Major Project
  • Foundations of Music Education 1A & 1B
  • Music Education in Theory and Practice 2A & 2B
  • Music Education in Theory and Practice 3
  • Music Education Performance Studies 2
  • Music Education Performance Studies 3
  • Pedagogy Research Seminar IV
  • Pedagogy Research Seminar V
  • Musicianship 1B
  • Musicianship 2B
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Scordatura on the Classical Guitar: Implications on Practice for Performance. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Megan Anne Robson
    2020 Principal Supervisor Arrangements in Performance: an investigative study of the interrelationship between arranging and performing the music of J.S. Bach for guitar Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr James Benjamin Rawley
    2020 Co-Supervisor Pas de Deux with Seven Strings: re-imagining the seven-string guitar in contemporary duo formats. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Llewelyn David Bevan
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Guitarist / Composer / Pedagogue: an Exploration of Technical and Artistic Relationships between Didactic and Concert Works: a Portfolio of Two 60 Minute Recitals and Exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Caleb Edward Lavery-Brook
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2021 Principal Supervisor The Application and Performance of Extended Techniques and Descriptive Score Annotations on Classical Guitar from 1970-2012: A Portfolio of Recorded Performances and Exegesis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Alexandra Lauren Shepherd
    2009 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Techniques for Expressive Nuance in Classical Guitar Performance: Portfolio of Recordings and Exegesis Master of Music Master Full Time Ms Jody Claire Fisher
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2020 - ongoing Advisory Board Member AMEB SA & NT Advisory Board AMEB Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Guitar Foundation of America United States
    2014 - ongoing Member Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Council Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2009 - 2011 Australian Music Examinations Board Classical Guitar Repertoire Consultant Cultural or historical Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 What defines difficulty? Stockholm University College of Music Education SMI Sweden
    2018 - 2018 The Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Stockholm University College of Music Education SMI Sweden
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2008 - ongoing Examiner Advice Australian Music Examinations Board Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83139246
  • Email: oliver.fartach-naini@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Schulz, floor 8
  • Room: 8 15
  • Org Unit: Elder Conservatorium of Music

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