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Harpsichord en Fête !

CANCELLED Concert - David Gerrard, Naomi Burrell and Gavin Kibble

Wednesday 25 March 2020 19:00-20:30

The Institut français d’Ecosse proudly announces the second edition of its Harpsichord en fête festival in partnership with St. Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum, home of the University of Edinburgh’s internationally renowned collection of musical instruments. If you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join. Already a member? Book your place early!

British-Swiss violinist Naomi Burrell enjoys a diverse career as a musician with a specialism in historical performance. She plays with many of the UK’s leading early music ensembles, such as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, I Fagiolini, Dunedin Consort, La Nuova Musica, Classical Opera and Solomon’s Knot, and is the concert master for English Touring Opera. Naomi specialises in theatrical projects, such as at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, with ‘Badinage’, a folk ensemble who perform original French street songs from the 18th Century, and with the award winning Norwegian ensemble ‘Barokksolistene’. Naomi was elected an associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM).

Cellist and viola da gamba player Gavin Kibble studied first at the University of Oxford with Laurence Dreyfus and then at the Royal Academy of Music with Jonathan Manson and Joseph Crouch. He now plays with many of the UK’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including the English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Gabrieli Consort, the Dunedin Consort, the Sixteen, Classical Opera, La Serenissima and the Early Opera Company. He is principal cellist of English Touring Opera and has been guest continuo cellist at the Opera del Liceu in Barcelona.

David Gerrard performs on the harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano and organ. Working extensively with Oxford’s Bate Collection and the Russell and Mirrey Collections in Edinburgh, he has given recitals on many significant historical keyboard instruments. In demand as a continuo player, David has performed and recorded with ensembles including Dunedin Consort, London Mozart Players, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, along with various appearances on BBC Radio 3 and 4 and BBC Radio Scotland. David graduated with double first-class honours in Music from the University of Oxford, followed by a Master’s degree in Early Keyboard Performance from the University of Edinburgh where, at present, he is undertaking doctoral research (generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council). With past experience as a harpsichord technician and restorer, he has begun building early keyboard instruments.

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Event details
Institut français d’Ecosse
Wednesday 25 March, 7 pm
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (First Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Price: £15 & £12 (concession)

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