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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.

27 February - Taro Takeuchi

Internationally acclaimed early guitar player and lutenist, Taro Takeuchi, will present a programme using several instruments similar to those in our string instrument displays.

27 March - Hayley Pullen

Hayley Pullen is a London based musician specialising in historical bassoons. She holds two honours degrees from the Royal Academy of Music. During her time at the Academy, Hayley discovered her love for historically informed performance and graduated in 2014 with a Masters in Historical Performance and Research, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust and Help Musicians UK.

For this event, Hayley will play on a bassoon from the 1920s belonging to Archie Camden. This instrument was the focus of her Masters research and she will speak about its historical significance as well as play it live to demonstrate some of its unique qualities.

24 April - Alexandra Kremakova

29 May - Goldsmiths Gamelan Group

26 June - Thomas Allery and Jannet Leith

Harpsichordist Thomas Allery will return with recorder player Jannet Leith for a programme of music appropriate to our Kirckman harpsichord.