Baroque Keyboard Workshop: AEMA will sponsor a keyboard workshop on Baroque instruments, on Friday, January 29, and Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta. Clinicians will include AEMA members David Buice, Daniel Pyle, and Raisa Isaacs.
Open to pianists and harpsichordists of any level of accomplishment, the workshop will provide some area pianists with their first opportunity to play early keyboard music on instruments similar to those which inspired that music (no harpsichord experience and memorization required).
The workshop will be relevant for young pianists who participate regularly in the local MTAs, NMTA, J. S. Bach and other competitions. Piano college/university students know very well that any serious musical competition requires a Baroque piece in the program. Just as Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier was intended for the harpsichord or clavichord – as opposed to the modern piano – it can be equally revelatory that French Baroque music sounds better on a harpsichord designed after French examples, than on a Flemish-styled instrument.
Students (and their teachers!) will have a unique opportunity to participate at the workshop, either as listeners or performers, and have a chance to play on the several instruments that the event will offer: harpsichord, clavichord, and lautenwerck (lute-harpsichord). The workshop will include presentations on Baroque repertoire for beginner to advanced levels.