Jeana Melilli has talked me into doing a program at Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concert and I have to say I’m really exited!
With Ashley Adams, soprano, and Marcy Brenner, viola da gamba, Jeana on traverso, and myself on harpsichord.
Savannah Baroque: Young People’s Concert
Spivey Hall at Clayton State College
2000 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow, GA 30260, USA
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
11:15 am -12:15 pm
On Nov.9 at 10 in the morning, Eric Caines, baroque oboe and myself will appear on WTOC’s Live in the Morning show to talk about Savannah Baroque and our upcoming concert on Nov. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah. We plan to make a little live music too. Wish us luck!
I had the great pleasure of exhibiting at the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition with display of the beautiful instruments from the AMD line from Atelier Marc Ducornet along with two kits from The Paris Workshop and a clavichord of my own making. Julien Bailly and Lucie Ducornet came from France to help at the booth. We had a wonderful time, saw so many old friends, made new friends, and sold some instruments and kits!
I attended Forte/Piano, a once in a lifetime gathering of the world’s many of the greatest lovers of the historical piano including performers, scholars, and builders. Words cannot express. It was an honor and a privilege.
I will be showing kits as well as debuting the AMD Logo line of harpsichords from the Atelier Marc Ducornet.
Attended a fabulous meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, for which I serve on the Board, in beautiful Montreal at McGill University.
May 31, 2014, at The Annual Meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society, Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio. Presented a paper on research at The Piano Design Lab, University of Waterloo, Ontario by Dr. Stephen Birkett and myself. Results to be published, so you’ll just have to suffer and wonder here!
I had a great time exhibiting at the Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, running the booth for The Paris Workshop with the other North American agent, Gerald Self. I also brought two of my own instruments, a Flemish Double Manual harpsichord and a fretted clavichord, both of which I was gratified to see were well received. I’ll be back in 2015!
Yes, I played quite a few concerts during this time with The Goliards and The Savannah Childrens Choir, as well as with the Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Music Series, and I gave talks. So why have I not updated this website? For the last several years, I was serving as a Senior Editor and contributor to the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments for Oxford University Press. As you might imagine it took a LOT of time! What a great job it was though. I was in charge of all stringed keyboard instruments, as well as many organs, a few odds and ends, and all the Electronics and many of the Acoustics and other unusual modern creations. We wrapped up in June 2013 and since then I’ve been playing catch up in my workshop. I may or may not get around to putting in the performances and the like from the last couple years as really do need to work on my instrument queue and practice for the next concerts!
On Saturday, October 8th, I hosted an all day workshop for members of the Savannah-Charleston chapters of the Piano Technicians Guild. Members were able to up close study and discuss a circa 1800 Broadwood square, harpsichord stringing issues, making hitchpin loops and stringing using hole-less tuning pins, and studied a late 19th century Chickering upright piano action.
For more information about the PTG, see: PTG