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 for Madame Wanda Landowska, and this university was the first institution ever to offer harpsichord studies in modern times. She specializes in working with modern pianists to obtain a baroque-style perspective in the performance of Bach, developing an awareness of articulation, harmonic structure, and many other aspects.

Ms. Meyerson specializes in researching little-known or lost works for the harpsichord, which she then brings to light in recordings. Without exception, these CD documents are received with the highest acclaim, many of them winning international awards and prizes. She recently discovered the lost collection of “Chamber Airs for the Violin with Through Bass” by Richard Jones, a composer in London at the time of Händel. The world premiere recording of these works had just been released on the Glossa label. Her previous CD release of the complete solo harpsichord works of Richard Jones is also a world premiere. Ms. Meyerson has released over sixty recordings, all to excellent critical acclaim; notable amongst them are solo albums of Dietrich Buxtehude, Jacques Duphly, “Musikalischer Parnassus” of JFK Fischer, Ordres from the 4th Book of Francois Couperin, “Componenti Musicali” of Gottlieb Muffat, and the complete works for harpsichord by Richard Jones. Her CD prizes include the “Choc” award from Monde de la Musique”, “Editor’s Choice” from Gramophone Magazine, and the “Diapason d’Or”. Ms Meyerson’s recent releases include two double-disc sets of Georg Böhm and CB Balbastre (Glossa); both productions were awarded the prestigious Deutsche Schallplatten Kritik prize for the best recordings of the year on an international level. The two-disc complete harpsichord works of Richard Jones was chosen as “CD of the Month” by Toccata magazine, “Editor?s Choice” in Concerto Magazine, and received unilaterally excellent reviews from many publications including Gramophone Magazine, which described it as “the best harpsichord disc of the year”.

Mitzi Meyerson has discovered several additional collections of completely unknown works, which are awaiting CD production. She continues to do active research in this field.

Mitzi Meyerson divides her time between her research, a busy teaching schedule, and concert engagements throughout the world.