Penelope Cave is a busy harpsichordist and tutor, and has made a number of acclaimed CDs, including ‘From Lisbon to Madrid’ and ‘Panorama’. After completing her PhD on Music in the English country house, she was a National Trust artist-in-residence, and is now a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford, working on early piano repertoire and pedagogy, domestic music-making and musical correspondence in Regency England. www.impulse-music.co.uk/penelopecave/
Katie De La Matter is a harpsichordist and continuo player with numerous ensembles, festivals and conservatoires including the Birmingham’s Barber Opera, the Brighton Early Music Festival, the Early Opera Company, Iford Arts, the OAE, the London Handel Festival and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She holds a PhD from City University and is Artistic Director of Ensemble Tempus Fugit. ensembletempusfugit.co.uk/
Satoko Doi-Luck studied at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and the Royal College of Music, and with James Johnstone and Carole Cerasi. As a continuo player she works with chamber groups including Ensemble Molière and Ceruleo, and she is also a professional composer. www.satokodoi-luck.com
Karen Glen read Music and French at Southampton University and the Université de Rouen, studying harpsichord with Virginia Pleasants, Virginia Black, John Toll and Maggie Cole. She now works with various orchestras, choirs and opera companies, and in television and film music. She plays with the Denner Ensemble and the London Conchord Ensemble, and has recently started an MA in Psychology for musicians.
Jonathan Hellyer Jones is a former Precentor, College Organist and Director of College Music at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He studied at St John’s College, and taught at the Guildhall and in Cambridge for many years. He has performed widely, and has a number of recordings to his credit, including a complete Brandenburgs with his ensemble Cambridge Baroque Camerata. www.magd.cam.ac.uk/user/hellyer-jones
Leonore Hibou studied music at the University of Manchester, and harpsichord with Julian Perkins. She now works for the Academy of Ancient Music. encoremusicians.com/Leonore-Hibou
Francis Knights has held posts at the Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford University and King’s College, London; since 2008 he has been based at Fitzwilliam College, where he Director of Studies in Music. As well as his Renaissance and Baroque music research interests he is currently engaged in a number of long-term projects, including performances of the complete Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, all of Bach’s keyboard works and a 40-recital series of German clavichord music. www.francisknights.co.uk
Katarzyna Kowalik studied at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, and at the Guildhall in London with Carole Cerasi, James Johnstone and Nicholas Parle. She has performed widely in the UK and abroad, and has appeared at festivals like the Oude Muziek Fringe Utrecht, the London Handel Festival and the Brighton Early Music Festival. She is a director of the Royal Baroque ensemble, and has made a number of recordings, including a brand new solo French harpsichord collection. www.katarzynakowalik.co.uk/
Mark Kroll’s distinguished career as a performer, scholar and educator spans a period of more than fifty years. He has performed worldwide, recorded repertoire from the 17th to the 21st centuries, and is currently completing his recording of Couperin’s complete Pièces de clavecin. He has published six books, and served for 25 years as Professor of Harpsichord and Chair of the Department of Historical Performance at Boston University. www.markkroll.com/
Rebecca Pechefsky is Organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Glendale, Queens, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Erik Ryding, with whom she co-authored the award-winning biography Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere (2006). She has performed throughout the US and Europe, and made a number of acclaimed CDs, including a recent complete ‘48’. She also specializes in contemporary harpsichord music, and has given many world premieres. www.rpechefsky.com/
Mark Purcell was Organ Scholar of Oriel College, Oxford and of Chichester Cathedral, and on his travels has played many of the finest historic organs in Europe. He is an active scholar and writer (The Country House Library, 2017), spent many years working for the National Trust and is currently Deputy Director of Research Collections at Cambridge University Library.
Pawel Siwczak is a London-based musician specializing in historical keyboards. He studied first in Warsaw then at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and was winner of the 8th Broadwood Harpsichord Competition. He has worked with ensembles such as Florilegium, The Bach Players, the OAE, Gabrieli Consort & Players, The King’s Consort and Capella Cracoviensis. pawelsiwczak.com/
Dan Tidhar studied harpsichord with Mitzi Meyerson in Berlin and Ketil Haugsand in Cologne. In parallel to completing his PhD in digital musicology at TU-Berlin, he also completed a Masters in harpsichord performance. He performs regularly as a soloist as well as continuo player with various ensembles, and also runs an early instrument hire, tuning and maintenance business, and has held numerous university research fellowships in recent years. www.cambridge-baroque-labs.com/
Robin Walker is Director of Music at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He is a busy recitalist, teaches for the Royal College of Organists Academy and directs the Cantate Chamber Choir in Kent and Ipswich Choral Society. www.theorganist.co.uk/
Aline Zylberajch studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and was a pupil of Ton Koopman in Amsterdam. She has worked with ensembles like Les Musiciens du Louvre, is currently a member of the Parlement de Musique, and is a busy soloist, with many CDs to her name. Formerly a harpsichord teacher in Strasbourg, she teaches pedagogy of the harpsichord at Paris CNSM, and on courses round the world. www.aline-zylberajch.net/