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 Oortmerssen and Willem Elders, in 1988 winning the clavichord prize at the C. Ph. E. Bach Competition in Hamburg. He has given concerts and master classes throughout Europe and the U.S.A, made numerous recordings for radio and television and performs with many soloists and ensembles including Pieter Wispelwey, Johannette Zomer, Ensemble Schönbrunn, Nederlandse Opera, Al Ayre Español, Cantus Cölln, Nederlandse Bachvereniging. Van Delft’s discography includes J.S. Bach’s six violin sonatas, Musical Offering, Art of Fugue and Toccatas, and keyboard works of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. This year the first of a series of recordings on important historical clavichords will be released, featuring sonatas and variations by J. G. Müthel on the 1763 J. A. Hass clavichord in the Russell Collection, Edinburgh. He teaches harpsichord, clavichord and basso continuo at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.