Kenneth Weiss is an American harpsichordist with an active career as a soloist, conductor, chamber musician and teacher. Born in New York City, he attended the High School of Performing Arts and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Lisa Goode Crawford, Joseph Schwartz and William Porter-later studying with Gustav Leonhardt at the Amsterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands.
As harpsichordist and assistant conductor to William Christie for Les Arts Florissants, Mr. Weiss participated in many recordings and staged operas. He has since performed solo recitals around the world, performs as a duo with the violinist Fabio Biondi and regularly conducts The English Concert, Concerto Copenhagen and l’Orchestre de Rouen. Mr. Weiss performs in the New York area with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Juilliard Baroque.
His solo recordings for Satirino records include Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Partitas, Rameau Harpsichord Transcriptions, Scarlatti Sonatas and two cd’s devoted to Elizabethan Keyboard music-“A Cleare Day” and ” Heaven and Earth”.
Weiss is an active jurist at international competitions and teaches master classes and courses in Israel, Spain and Italy.
Kenneth Weiss is a Professor of Chamber Music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris as well as Professor of Harpsichord at the Juilliard School in New York.