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

TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

Rachel&YonitRACHEL FACTOR & YONIT KOSOVSKE

‘tranScripted’
Music by Weiss, Handel, Buxtehude

Irish harpsichordist Rachel Factor has always had an affinity with Baroque music and the harpsichord but it was not until she began her BA Performance studies as a pianist at the Royal Irish Academy of Music that she was introduced to the instrument. Her initial studies were with Gillian Smith and then later with Dr. David Adams. She received numerous scholarships for harpsichord tuition and performed many times as soloist with The Academy Chamber Orchestra. Upon leaving The Royal Irish Academy of Music Rachel has received tutelage from many highly esteemed artists such as Carole Cerasi, Laurence Cummings, Malcolm Proud and Christof Rousset in advanced masterclasses. Carole Cerasi has been an influential mentor since Rachel has finished her formal musical studies.
Based in Dublin, Rachel has established herself as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed with many of Ireland’s leading ensembles including The Irish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra, and The Orchestra of St. Cecilia. She has played at many festivals and at concerts recorded and broadcast by RTE Lyric FM. Rachel has performed at Handel House on two previous occasions. As well as Irish baroque music, Rachel has a keen interest in contemporary music, and has premiered works by many emerging contemporary composers in Ireland. Rachel has toured with The Irish Composers’ Collective and The Crash Ensemble – most recently at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. With the group ‘Sonamus’ Rachel has recorded the successful CD ‘Music of Ireland’
Rachel is currently harpsichord professor at Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama and also curates the successful ‘Alchemy Music Series’ alongside Baroque guitarist Eamon Sweeney. In 2010 Rachel received The Arts Council Music Network Capital Scheme award, this gave her the opportunity to commission a harpsichord from Andrew Wooderson. Rachel also is recipient of The Arts Council 2017 Artist Bursary. She gratefully acknowledges the support of Music Network and The Irish Arts Council.

Yonit Kosovske performs on harpsichord, fortepiano, chamber organ, and modern piano. As a keyboardist and artistic director, she maintains an active performance and teaching career that encompasses solo and collaborative repertoire spanning the Renaissance through Contemporary music. Originally from the United States, Yonit moved to Ireland in 2011 when she was appointed Lecturer in Music on the faculty of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. In addition to teaching privately and in masterclasses throughout Europe, the United States, and South America, she has previously taught harpsichord, continuo, and piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, from where she holds a Doctor of Music degree in Historical Keyboard Performance, with a minor field in Music History and Literature. Other degrees include a Master of Music in Harpsichord Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her book Historical Harpsichord Technique, Developing La douceur du toucher was published by Indiana University Press in 2011. Yonit’s current research involves her new “Chrome Attic” project, a multi-media online space featuring her recordings of chromatic repertoire, photography, and writing about music, meaning & metaphor.

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

TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

ChauYeeLoCHAU-YEE LO

‘Lifted from Sleep’
Chau-Yee Lo’s wide-ranging recital showcases masterpieces by Louis Couperin and J.S. Bach alongside two compelling contemporary classics: Louis Andriessen’s Overture to Orpheus and Roderik de Man’s Frenzy.

Chau-Yee’s love of Baroque music began at the Royal Academy of Music in London where her harpsichord teachers were Virginia Black and John Toll. There she was recipient of the Harold Samuel Bach Prize as well as other awards for her solo and ensemble playing. Most recently, she has studied with Christophe Rousset and James Johnstone.
She delights in exploring the full expressive range of the harpsichord, from its lyrical, expansive to its more incisive, percussive qualities. She is committed to both Baroque and modern music, has commissioned and given first performances of works by Bayan Northcott, David Harvey, Rob Keeley, Nicholas O’Neill and Silvina Milstein. A new work is in the progress, written for her by Francis Pott.
Chau-Yee is also a practising psychotherapist and has a special interest in exploring the use of music in trauma and other types of emotional distress. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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

TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

SoniaLeeSONIA LEE

‘Handel & his near Contemporaries’
Music by Handel and his near contemporaries, including William Babell, John Loeillet, Thomas Roseingrave, Domenico Scarlatti, and Georg Berg, to be performed on a 1754 double manual harpsichord by Jacob Kirkman.

Canadian scholar-performer Sonia Lee has given performances, talks and masterclasses in more than eighteen countries on four continents. Her performances have been praised by critics as “masterly” (Aliénor News & Notes), “nicely rendered” (Early Music America Magazine), and “full of elegance and expression” (Cleveland Classical). She is a laureate of the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, the Montréal Baroque Galaxie-CBC Rising Star Competition, and the Canadian Music Competition.
A performer on modern and historical keyboards with a versatile repertoire spanning from the 16th to the 21st century, she has appeared as soloist and collaborative artist at numerous festivals and venues, among them: the early music festivals of Utrecht, Boston and Costa Rica, the Rome Festival, the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival, the Early Keyboard Music Cycle of Buenos Aires, the Midtown Concerts of New York, the Milwaukee Museum of the Pianoforte, the KEK-Japan Concerts, the Early Music Colorado Fall Festival, the National Music Museum of Vermillion, the Olympus Hall of Seoul, and the Taipei National Concert Hall.
Her discography includes premiere recordings of rediscovered music of Bembo, Weigl, Kozeluch, and Berg on Mark Records, Arabesque, and other labels. Dr. Lee holds advanced degrees in music from McGill University in Canada and the University of Illinois in the U.S. Her keyboard teachers have included Charlotte Mattax, Hank Knox, Luc Beauséjour, Joyce Lindorff, and Kenneth Gilbert. She is currently a faculty artist of the Desert Baroque Workshops in California and serves as the President of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America. Visit www.sonialeemusic.com.

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

TUESDAY 9th DECEMBER at 6.30 pm

BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL

PennyCavePENELOPE CAVE

‘The Parisian and the Provincial’
A varied selection of colourful and entertaining harpsichord music by François Couperin and Christophe Moyreau, enlivened by readings, to evoke early eighteenth-century Paris, Orléans and Versailles.

Penelope Cave is an international prize-winning harpsichordist who has performed and broadcast throughout Europe. Her CD, From Lisbon to Madrid, received 5 stars from the BBC Music Magazine, she contributed to the British Harpsichord Society’s CD, Shadow Journey, of 21st Century Harpsichord Music, in which she plays the title piece, Enno Kasten’s Schattenreise, and her recording of twentieth-century repertoire, Panorama, on the Prima Facie label, was issued last year.
Penelope Cave was awarded a collaborative doctoral award by the AHRC and the National Trust, at the University of Southampton, during which she project-managed and appeared in four films about music at Tatton Park (viewable online). She gained her PhD in the summer of 2014, and has since been an artist-in-residence at Dyrham Park, researching and performing music of around 1700, relating to the Blathwayt family. Performances on early pianos with the Australian pianist, Katrina Faulds, have included recitals for Chawton House, Hampshire.
In 2015, she became an Attingham Scholar, and has given papers and performances at conferences in the universities of London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Oxford, Leeds, Glasgow, and York, the Ringve Museum in Trondheim, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto in Lucca and the Paris Conservatoire. She tutors regular courses for adults, lectures, and gives practical workshops in universities, museums and festivals, writing reviews for various early music publications. She recently completed an essay for a forthcoming book, Muzio Clementi and the British Musical Scene (1780-1830), published by Routledge.

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