BRITISH HARPSICHORD SOCIETY RECITAL
DuoChord EMER BUCKLEY and JOCHEWED SCHWARZ
‘A Berlin Salon with a French Accent’
An imaginary musical evening in late 18th century Berlin at the salon of Sara Itzig, a talented keyboard player and favourite pupil of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Music by J S & W F Bach and F Couperin
Born in Dublin, Emer Buckley discovered the harpsichord with John Beckett during her studies in University College Dublin. She finally settled in Paris to work as a harpsichordist and continuo player, and for several years was professor of harpsichord at the Conservatoire de Lille. Besides her love for early music and historical instruments, Emer Buckley is also a passionate wine lover. She now divides her time between concert engagements, teaching, and work on the vineyard, Château Sirio, which she and her husband acquired in the Bordeaux Graves region in 2015.
Born and raised in Israel, Jochewed Schwarz completed her B. Mus. Studies at the Rubin Music Academy, the Tel Aviv University. She continued her studies and completed an MA at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, now part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. She received several grants and is a laureate of the Israeli Cite Internationale des Arts’ Artist’s Residency. Jochewed is an active performer and lecturer, currently also the director of the Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library in Tel Aviv.
Both are now particularly interested in the repertoire for two keyboard instruments and have been working regularly in duo formation since 2011. Their recent recordings of Bach and Couperin (Les Nations for Toccata Classics) have received much critical acclaim.
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