composer and harpsichordist
Harpsichordist Edward Smith has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and the former Soviet Unionwith the New York Pro Musica, the Philidor Trio, the NewYork Consort of Viols, the Waverly Consort and the Clemencic Consort. He has appeared in solo recitals in New York and other American cities, in Paris, Rome, Milan and at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice.
He has recorded harpsichord music of d’Anglebert, Chambonnières, Handel and Duphly, and is also featured on many recordings of the New York Pro Musica and the Waverly Consort. His latest CD is devoted to 18th century Italian harpsichord sonatas.
He has taught and given master classes at the University of Illinois, Yale University and in Venice, Italy. His editions of harpsichord music include suites by Février, duets by Seydelmann, suites by Babell and the forthcoming Pièces de Clavecin by Geminiani.
This bio/description was originally published in 1999. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).