I first became acquainted with early pianos at Harvard, where I was very taken by Robert Levin's lectures and his Mozart performances. Subsequently I studied historical performance practice with Malcolm Bilson on a generous fellowship from Cornell University. I have continued to perform as a fortepianist, both as a soloist and with the Aurelio Ensemble.

Tuinman-Walter fortepiano (photo: Mark Myers)

Below you can play an informative 10-minute video presentation, a crash course introduction to the Viennese 5-octave fortepiano. It features information on history and construction and is illustrated by short musical performances. (Video by SR Productions)

Click here for some sample performances on this Tuinman-Walter fortepiano. (Please note: fortepiano recordings have not yet been uploaded.)

Upcoming events:

Please click here for more info on my current concert calendar. There will be a performance by the Aurelio Ensemble at Haverford College, Tuesday, March 18th at 4:30 PM at Marshall Auditorium in Roberts Hall. The Aurelio Ensemble uses my Tuinman-Walter piano with Fran Berge, violin, Rebecca Humphrey, cello and Laurie Heimes, soprano. The performance is free and open to the public.

The video project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vera I. Heinz Endowment; the Willam Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

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