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About this event

Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument collection, including our 1772 Kirckman harpsichord.

26 September - Rosie Manford

The public debut of gifted young harpsichordist, Rosie Manford.


  • Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) - Sonatas in D minor: K.52 and K18
  • François Couperin (1668-1733) – selections from Le Sixiême Ordre in Bb
  • J S Bach (1685-1750) - Toccata in G, BWV 916.

Rosie began playing the piano aged five, and a few years later was offered a place at The Purcell School for Young Musicians in Bushey - one of the five UK specialist music schools. This was supported by a full scholarship under the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme. She was initially taught by Clare Sutherland, but for the past four years has studied the harpsichord with Professor Carole Cerasi. Rosie has participated in several masterclasses at Handel House, London, and this is her first public concert.

31 October - Tim Manning

Tim Manning, a dulcimer maker and performer, will play his custom-built, newly installed hammered dulcimer in the hands on space.