Oliver Fartach-Naini

Dr Oliver Fartach-Naini

Scholarly Teaching Fellow

Elder Conservatorium of Music

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - 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 thesis titled Ethnoclassicism in Guitar Chamber Music is another 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
    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
  • 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 Unvivertsität 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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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor The Application and Performance of Extended Techniques on Classical Guitar from 1970-2012 Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Alexandra Lauren Shepherd
    2018 Co-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
    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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  • Memberships

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

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2009 - 2012 Australian Music Examinations Board
  • Position: Scholarly Teaching Fellow
  • 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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