I first became acquainted with early pianos
at Harvard, where I was very taken by Robert Levin's lectures and his
Mozart performances. Subsequently I studied historical performance
practice with Malcolm Bilson on a generous fellowship from Cornell University.
I have continued to perform as a fortepianist, both as a soloist and with the Aurelio Ensemble.
Tuinman-Walter fortepiano (photo: Mark Myers)
Below you can play an informative 10-minute video presentation, a crash course introduction to the
Viennese 5-octave fortepiano. It features information on history and construction and
is illustrated by short musical performances. (Video by SR Productions)
Click here for some sample performances on this Tuinman-Walter fortepiano.
(Please note: fortepiano recordings have not yet been uploaded.)
Please click here for more info on my
current concert calendar.
There will be a performance by the Aurelio Ensemble at Haverford
College, Tuesday, March 18th at 4:30 PM at Marshall Auditorium
in Roberts Hall. The Aurelio Ensemble uses my Tuinman-Walter piano
with Fran Berge, violin, Rebecca Humphrey, cello and Laurie Heimes,
soprano. The performance is free and open to the public.
The video project is partially supported by a grant from
Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour,
a program developed and funded by the Vera I. Heinz Endowment; the Willam Penn
Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew
Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.