Gustav Leonhardt

For over 50 years, Gustav Leonhardt – harpsichordist, organist, conductor – was counted among the most respected specialists in both the theory and practice of … read more

Skip Sempé

Alchemist – Over the last decades Skip Sempé has flourished as a harpsichordist, chamber musician, conductor, artistic director, teacher, coach, lecturer, scholar, and writer. He is … read more

Ketil Haugsand

Ketil Haugsand, professor of harpsichord at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, counts as one of the great harpsichordists and Early Music personalities of today … read more

Christophe Rousset

During his youth in Aix-en-Provence, Christophe Rousset developed a passion for the Baroque aesthetic. At the age of thirteen he decided not to study archaeology … read more

Pierre Hantaï

The French harpsichordist, Pierre Hantaï, became passionately attached to the music of Bach around the age of ten. Thanks to the influence of Gustav Leonhardt … read more

Bob van Asperen

Bob van Asperen is Professor of Harpsichord at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He plays since many years recitals world wide and recorded more than 60 … read more

Menno van Delft

Menno van Delft was born in Amsterdam in 1963. He studied harpsichord, organ and musicology with Gustav Leonhardt, Bob van Asperen, Piet Kee, Jacques van … read more

Marco Mencoboni

Marco Mencoboni: harpsichordist and organist, was born in 1961 in Macerata. He studied with Umberto Pineschi, Ton Koopman, Jesper Christensen and Gustav Leonhardt with whom he graduated at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam in 1990. He has dedicated many years to the rediscovery and performance of ancient musical repertoire of Baroque and Renaissance.

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Francesco Corti

ITALIANO Il M° Francesco Corti, solista internazionale e docente di clavicembalo alla Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, sarà ospite anche quest’anno della quarta edizione della Master Class … read more

Carole Cerasi

Carole Cerasi is professor of harpsichord and fortepiano at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School. Her … read more

Richard Egarr

Richard Egarr brings a joyful sense of adventure and a keen, enquiring mind to all his music-making – whether conducting, directing from the keyboard, giving solo recitals, playing chamber-music, and indeed talking about music at every opportunity. Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music since 2006, Egarr is also Principal Guest Conductor of The Hague Philharmonic and Associate Artist of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has a flourishing career as a guest conductor with orchestras ranging from Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society to the London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw and Philadelphia orchestras.

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Elisabeth Joyé

The French harpsichordist and teacher, Elisabeth Joyé, first studied with Huguette Dreyfus in Paris and then with Bob van Asperen in The Hague, with Jos … read more

Patrick Ayrton

Patrick Ayrton divides his time between performance on a variety of keyboards and his work as a conductor.

He was born in London in 1961 but spent most of his childhood in Switzerland. Patrick studied organ and sacred music at the Vienna Academy where he took lessons with Alfred Mitterhofer and attended masterclasses given by Michael Radulescu. Later, he moved to The Netherlands where followed courses in harpsichord and chamber music under the guidance of Ton Koopman. He was a laureate of the Organ Competitions at Innsbruck in 1983 and Bruges in 1985.

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Zvi Meniker

Harpsichordist, organist, fortepianist and conductor Zvi Meniker was born in Moscow and raised in Israel. He began advanced musical studies at the age of 15. … read more

Mitzi Meyerson

Mitzi Meyerson is a full professor of historical keyboard instruments (harpsichord and fortepiano) at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. This position was especially created … read more

Jacques Ogg

Jacques Ogg is a performer on both harpsichord and fortepiano; he teaches at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague; he conducts and he makes recordings, either … read more

Jesper B. Christensen

Jesper Christensen is teaching harpsichord, continuo-playing, ensemble, fortepiano and performance practise since 1988 at the Schola Cantorum, Basel. Internationally renowned as a leading expert in … read more

Francesco Cera

Francesco Cera, after completing his organ and harpsichord studies under Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini and Gustav Leonhardt, he is regarded as one of Italy’s leading early … read more

Edward Parmentier

The harpsichordist and organist, Edward Parmentier, studied with Albert Fuller in New York City and Gustav Leonhardt, in Amsterdam. He holds degrees in classical languages, literatures and musicology from Princeton University and in humanities and teaching from Harvard University.

Edward Parmentier is internationally renowned for his brilliant performances of early keyboard music. A specialist in the harpsichord music of J. S. Bach, the English virginalists, and the French clavecinistes, has performed widely throughout the USA, Russia, Western Europe, Japan, and Korea. He is a frequent recitalist, lecturer and adjudicator at symposia and festivals. His solo appearances include recitals on both harpsichord and historic organs. He also appears frequently in ensemble settings as a continuist and concerto soloist, and conducts modern instrument chamber orchestras in performances of Baroque and classical repertory. Among his recent engagements have been performances for the Berkeley Early Music Festival; Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea; Origo et Practica in Tokyo; and the Hamburg Conservatory. He has also performed for and judged harpsichord competitions.

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