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Girolamo Frescobaldi

Richard Egarr

Harpsichord Works

  • Type CD
  • Label Globe
  • UPC 8711525505605
  • Catalog number GLO 5056
  • Release date 19 August 2002
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Richard Egarr was born in Lincoln (England) in 1963. His musical training began as a chorister at York Minster, and at the age of 13 he was accepted to study piano and organ at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. At 16, he gained his organ diploma with prizes, and became Organ-scholar at Manchester Cathedral. In 1982, he was awarded a place to read music, and the Organ-scholarship, at Clare College, Cambridge. It was during his time there that he began playing the harpsichord, and afler taking his Mus. B. degree in 1986, spent a year studying with David Roblou at the Guildhall School of Music in London. The following year, with the award of a Dutch Government Scholarship, he studied with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. In 1988, he took top prize in the International C.P.E. Bach Fortepiano-Clavichord-Harpsichord Competition in Hamburg. Richard Egarr has worked extensively throughout Europe in the major music festivals, both as a soloist and continuo player. He appears regularly with his own ensemble (formed whilst at University) The Cambridge Musick, and also with artists such as Mux van Egmond, Anner Bijlsma, Kate Bott, Philip Pickett and the New London Consort. He is also the harpsichordist with London Baroque.

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