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Tour of Music Gallery with Steven Devine, demonstrating playable instruments.
Join us for this exclusive tour and demonstration of the newly restored instruments with Steven Devine.
The tour will include a demonstration of all the playable instruments and some insights into their fascinating history.
- A virginals by Onofrio Guarracino, Naples, 1668
- A square piano by Adam Beyer, London, 1777
- An English chamber organ, possibly by Joseph Beloudy, London, c.1800
Steven Devine enjoys a busy career as a music director and early keyboard player. He is the Co-Principal keyboard player for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and principal for The Gonzaga Band, Apollo and Pan and The Classical Opera Company. His recordings, received to critical acclaim, include more than thirty discs with a variety of artists and ensembles and several solo recordings. Steven’s latest recording of Bach’s Italian Concerto has been voted Classic FM’s Connoisseur’s Choice. Future solo releases include Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.
Steven made his London conducting debut in 2002 at the Royal Albert Hall and is now a regular performer there – including making his Proms directing debut in August 2007 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has conducted the Mozart Festival Orchestra in every major concert hall in the UK and also across Switzerland. As Music Director for New Chamber Opera in Oxford, he has performed repertoire from Cavalli to Rossini. For the Dartington Festival Opera he has conducted Handel’s Orlando and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. He is currently conductor and Artistic Advisor for the English Haydn Festival in Bridgnorth. He teaches harpsichord and fortepiano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London and is Early Keyboard Consultant to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Royal Welsh Colleges.