David Wright

British Harpsichord Society

David Wright is a concert artist of international renown specialising in early keyboard instruments. Born in London's East End, David was an almost entirely self taught musician before gaining a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he won several prizes including the International Broadwood Competition, later graduating with distinction. Since then he has been in demand as both a soloist and accompanist working with some of the worlds leading ensembles and musicians including Emma Kirkby, James Bowman, Julian Lloyd Webber, Piers Adams and Sarah Chang. He has directed numerous concerts from the harpsichord, including the first modern performance of Thomas Arne's The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green, and is guest conductor to several orchestras on the continent. Much of David's time in recent years has been devoted to performing the Goldberg Variations, which he recorded in 2007 and has since toured extensively. With a vast amount of television and radio broadcasts to his credit, most recently: two discs with his ensemble The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, Vivaldi's cello concertos with Julian Lloyd Webber and the complete sonatas for flute and harpsichord with Jenny Stinton and Guy Johnstone, David continues to pursue a busy and varied career; for the last two years most of his time has been spent touring the world as harpsichordist to the renowned blockbuster group Red Priest. He now lives in Cambridgeshire in an 18th century house by candlelight.

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