The influential Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková has died, aged 90. To read the Guardian newspaper’s obituary, click on this link: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/15/zuzana-ruzickova-obituary?CMP=share_btn_link
See also an article in Sounding Board, Issue No 7 (click here View/Download (PDF)) published in 2013 to celebrate her 85th birthday and the release of a double CD
We are pleased to announce that the eleventh edition of our e-magazine has been posted on the ‘Sounding Board’ page of our website, see http://www.harpsichord.org.uk/sounding-board/ where you will find links to the files ready for you to read on screen or print out as you wish.
Study Day: ‘Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain’; Friday 24th November 2017 10:00–17:00 at the Foundling Museum, London. Tickets £17 (£21 on the door)
See https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/events/music-in-eighteenth-century-britain/ for the full programme and to download the speaker abstracts.
Pending the completion of the renovation of the Painted Hall in Greenwich, the Music Festival & Exhibition will
again this year be held at the Blackheath Halls, from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November
Admission to exhibition on the door (includes souvenir festival brochure):
Adults: 1 day £10.00; 2 day ticket £15.00; 3 day ticket £20.00
Children under 14 free. Concessions: Senior Citizens, Students.
3 Day Advance Exhibition Ticket £12.00
1 Day Advance Exhibition Ticket £8.00
Concert admission prices as per programme of events
For full details of Exhibition and a list of Concerts
Colchester New Music is pleased to announce a call for scores for two harpsichords, to be performed by the Knights-Tidhar harpsichord duo in Colchester in Spring 2018. All works submitted must be original, and not exceeding 7 minutes in length. There are no stylistic limitations.
ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all composers, regardless of age and nationality
Deadline: 1 December *2017*
For more information and Entry Form see
Following on from two historical keyboard conferences that took place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in 2011 & 2013, this Conference will take place 7th – 9th June 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova.
CALL FOR PAPERS:on ‘Authorship in Historical Keyboard Music’
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday 12th January 2018
Further details see http://authorship-in-keyboard-music-2018.webnode.com/
Morley College, (near Waterloo)
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
Classes Wednesday evenings or Friday afternoons
Tutor; Katarzyna Kowalik
Mixed ability but basic keyboard skills are essential.
Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Tel. 020 7928 8501 https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/contact
Classes in Basso Continuo also available
‘SHADOW JOURNEY’ the new BHS recording of 21st Century Music for Harpsichord which includes the prize-winning pieces from our 10th Birthday Composition Competition. Full report in the current edition of SOUNDING BOARD. The CD has now been released and can be purchased from Prima Facie via the following link: …..