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Join us for this special masterclass on the square piano by clavichord and piano forte specialist Marcia Hadjimarkos.
- Square piano by Adam Beyer, London, 1777
About Marcia Hadjimarkos
Marcia Hadjimarkos performs, teaches, and records on a variety of keyboard instruments from the Cristofori piano to its modern counterpart, with a particular interest in the clavichord, square piano, and the 18th-century piano.
Her recent projects include a recording of minimalist music on an 1887 Steinway and a toy piano programme with recorder player Michael Copley. Marcia has co-created programs such as ‘The Intimate Mozart’ (based on the Mozart family letters) with Gabriel Woolf and Philippe Borrini, and ‘Entre Deux Feux’ (commemorating the popular and art songs of World War I) with Marie Fraschina. She gave an 8-recital performance of the complete Haydn sonatas on several early keyboards and has had the pleasure of collaborating with Emma Kirkby, Julianne Baird, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, and Beth Taylor. Her performances are described as “imaginatively realized, full-blooded, and loving”, “brilliantly intelligent”, and “dynamic, free, and powerfully shaped”.
She has performed at the International Piano Festival at La Roque d’Anthéron, La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Sablé Festival, the National Music Museum, Rencontres international harmoniques, the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival, the Russell Collection, the Cobbe Collection (recordings of Mozart Sonatas and Rondos), Haydn Sonatas, Character Pieces by C.P.E. Bach Haydn songs & cantatas with Emma Kirkby, Viennese music with Hugo Reyne (czakan), and Schubert Dances and Sonata have been enthusiastically received, and won awards including a Diapason d’Or.