TUESDAY 11th APRIL at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

MartaLopezMARTA LÓPEZ

‘The Art of Variation in Italy and France’
A programme of Italian and French keyboard music exploring the different variation forms: ciacconas, passacailles and doubles composed by Frescobaldi, Muffat, Louis Couperin, Rameau and others.
 
Born in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Marta is a harpsichordist, organist and collaborative pianist based in London. She has been awarded the Guildhall Artist Fellowship in Harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for the second consecutive year, where she is currently studying with James Johnstone and Carole Cerasi.   She has taken part in Masterclasses with Richard Egarr, Olivier Baumont, Emma Kirkby and Montserrat Torrent. Marta is also a keen continuo player and she was invited to play in the Academy of Ancient Music Aamplify, featuring workshops and concerts directed by Pavlo Beznosiuk and John Butt. More recently she participated in the European Baroque Orchestra Course in Luxembourg.
Since her move to London she has shown a particular interest in historic keyboard instruments, leading her to perform in Fenton House, Hatchlands and the Horniman Museum.
Marta finished her Masters in Performance (Piano Accompaniment) at the GSMD in 2012 and has since performed widely across London and the UK as well as teaching.

Handel & Henrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £12
Information: http://handelhendrix.org/ Tel: 0207 399 1953

TUESDAY 9th MAY at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

RutaBloomfieldRUTA BLOOMFIELD

‘Divergent Domains: French musical Portraits & German Programme Music’
Explore multiple contrasts through music by court composer Bernard de Bury (1720-1785) and church musician Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722): France and Germany; Versailles and Leipzig; secular and sacred; suite and sonata.

Ruta Bloomfield is a distinguished harpsichordist, scholar, and educator. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance Practices at Claremont Graduate University in California, and also holds degrees from Northwestern University in Illinois and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She has appeared as guest artist and lecturer at numerous universities and conferences, including the International Conference on Baroque Music in Salzburg, Austria. She has released two CDs: Aria with Thirty Variations (Johann Sebastian Bach), and Music from Versailles (Bernard de Bury). Her critical edition of Four Suites for Harpsichord by Bernard de Bury was published by The Edwin Mellen Press. Dr. Bloomfield is a professor at The Master’s University in metro Los Angeles. Please visit her website at rutabloomfield.com. Along with Bach, her aim in music making is “none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”

Handel & Henrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £12
Information: http://handelhendrix.org/ Tel: 0207 399 1953

TUESDAY 13th JUNE at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

JeanRondeauJEAN RONDEAU
‘J S Bach: The Goldberg Variations’

Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years. He pursued further studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 2012, at just 21 years old, Jean Rondeau became one of the youngest performers ever to take First Prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges (MAfestival 2012), also winning the EUBO Development Trust prize. The same year, he claimed second place in the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition. In January 2015, he received the award “Révélation soliste instrumental” at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
Jean Rondeau has performed many times in solo, chamber music and orchestra concerts throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
This next season he will play with ensembles such as Les Violons du Roy, Kammerorchester Basel, Les Folies Françoises, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and l’Orchestre National de Lille.
An exclusive recording artist with Erato, Rondeau released in early 2015 his debut album of Bach for solo harpsichord, titled “Imagine“, and in 2016, his last album “Vertigo” with the music of Rameau and Royer. A third album will be released in March 2017 presenting his vision of the concertos of JS. Bach and his sons.

Handel & Henrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £12
Information: http://handelhendrix.org/ Tel: 0207 399 1953

TUESDAY 11th JULY at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

MedeaBMEDEA BINDEWALD

‘Les Sauvages’ music by Rameau, Couperin, Tapray, Mozart
In this ravishing programme of harpsichord solo music inspired by the fascination of exotic worlds and far away countries, Medea Bindewald explores works from Rameau’s Les Sauvages (The Wild, Uncivilised) to Mozart’s famous rondo Alla Turca

Having played the harpsichord since she was eight years old, Medea Bindewald belongs to the small group of ‘native speakers’ on this instrument. She performs in Germany, Britain and other European countries and has appeared at Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, Heidelberger Frühling, Schlosskonzerte Bad Krozingen, Festival de Música Antiga Barcelona, Bruchsaler Schlosskonzerte, German radio’s programme TonArt (WDR3), Horniman Museum London, Handel & Hendrix in London, and the conference-festival ‘The Historical Pianist’ at the Royal Academy of Music in London, amongst others. She was featured ‘musician of the month’ by Handel and Hendrix in London in October 2014. Medea studied with Robert Hill in Freiburg and with Ketil Haugsand in Cologne, where she graduated with distinction in 2001 followed by a post graduate soloist exam in 2003. In the same year she won second prize at the Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb in Saarbrücken. She participated in many master classes, most notably with Gustav Leonhardt. From 2003 to 2010 she taught at the University for Music and Theatre ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ Leipzig. Her more recent activities include the editorship of the tenth issue of the British Harpsichord Society’s online magazine Sounding Board. Medea regularly collaborates with violinist Nicolette Moonen (Royal Academy of Music/artistic director of the Bach Players). Her CD of works by the French composer Jacques Duphly (Coviello Classics, 2014, with Nicolette Moonen, violin) was awarded 5 de Diapason by the French magazine Diapason, the review attesting her performances ‘the delicacy, the fire and the conviction of an accomplished artist”. Her CD ‘Jacob Kirkman, Lessons & Sonatas’ (with Nicolette Moonen, violin) was released in February 2017 (Coviello Classics).

Handel & Henrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £12
Information: http://handelhendrix.org/ Tel: 0207 399 1953

TUESDAY 8th AUGUST at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

DavidChungDAVID CHUNG

‘A 250 Year Journey from France to Spain’
Louis/Charles & F. Couperin, Fischer, Scarlatti, Timothy Brown and JS Bach.

David Chung performs extensively on the harpsichord to critical acclaim in cities across Europe, North America and Asia. He has appeared in the Festival d’Ile-de-France, Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival, Cambridge Early Keyboard Festival, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, Le French May Arts Festival and Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with such artists as Runa Baagøe, Victoria Brawn, Lorenzo Colitto, Ian Davidson, Jane Downer, Peter Hanson, Monica Huggett, Henning Kraggerud, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, and Jari Puhakka. His recordings range across French baroque music and stylus phantasticus works by Bach and his contemporaries.
Chung received his education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Royal Academy of Music and Churchill College, Cambridge. His scholarly contributions include articles and reviews in such journals as Early Music, Early Keyboard Journal, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Music, Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, Music and Letters, and Revue de musicologie. His edition of keyboard arrangements of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s music was recently published by the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (www.sscm-wlscm.org). As teacher he has given lectures and masterclasses in institutions including the Trinity College of Music, Texas State University, UT Austin, the Central Conservatory of Beijing, the Tainan University of Technology and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Chung is currently Professor of performance studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Handel & Henrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £12
Information: http://handelhendrix.org/ Tel: 0207 399 1953