BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL
‘Suites in G minor’
High-baroque suites and toccatas by three of the greatest baroque composers, Handel, Bach and Buxtehude. A programme showing various shades and characteristics of the key of G minor, letting us hear what could have been “the essence of g minor” three hundred years ago.
Based in the UK since 2015, harpsichordist Róza Bene often performs a wide range of Early Music. Her favourite repertoire is English music from early baroque period. Last year she gave solo recitals and played chamber music in the West Midlands and in Hungary as well, working on a French programme, focusing on the 350th anniversary of Francois Couperin. Róza was born in Budapest and after piano studies she started to change her musical direction to Early Keyboards. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Franz Liszt Academy in 2015, then received a scholarship from Birmingham Conservatoire. In parallel with her UK studies with Robin Bigwood, Martin Perkins and Steven Devine, she finished her Master studies in Budapest under Borbála Dobozy, Ágnes Ratkó, Miklós Spányi, and graduated with highest honours as a performing artist of harpsichord. During her studies she took part in several masterclasses and worked with renowned musicians such as: Laurence Cummings, Bernhard Klapprott, Gordon Murray, Ketil Haugsand, Carole Cerasi. She is currently working at the Conservatoire as early-music accompanist, often plays in different orchestras in both countries and accompanies early music singers in Andrew King’s class. She takes part in symposia and conferences through the country and gives recitals across England and in Budapest where she was a soloist in the 27th Bach Festival of the city. She has won numerous prizes e.g. Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize, Town Hall -Symphony Hall Prize and Leamington Earlymusic Prize.
Handel & Hendrix in London, 25 Brook Street, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £15, Information: http://handelhendrix.org/ Tel: 0207 399 1953