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Fortepiano, Harpsichord, Organ

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Charlotte Mattax Moersch

Biography

Since capturing First and Third Prizes at the International Harpsichord Competitions in Paris and Bruges, in both solo harpsichord and basso continuo performance, Charlotte Mattax Moersch has performed at major venues in the United States and Europe, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, and Oxford’s historic Sheldonian Theatre, among others.  As a guest artist, she has been heard at international music festivals, including the Festival of the Associazione Musicale Romana, Tage alter musik Regensburg, and the Bethlehem Bach Festival.  As a chamber musician, she has performed with the Boulder Bach Festival, New York’s Grande Bande, San Francisco’s American Baroque, and has toured Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

The recipient of several important awards and prizes, she was honored with a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Woolley Scholarship for study in Paris. A specialist in 17th-century French music, she is the author of the book, Accompaniment on Theorbo and Harpsichord:  Denis Delair’s Traité of 1690, published by Indiana University Press. She has recorded for Koch, Analekta, Dorian, Newport Classic, and Amon Ra Records. Recent compact discs include the complete solo harpsichord works of Armand-Louis Couperin, Charles Noblet and Pierre Février for Centaur Records.  Forthcoming in 2015 is her recording of the Pièces de clavecin of Jean-Henry d’Anglebert, also on Centaur.

Currently Professor of Harpsichord at the University of Illinois, Charlotte Mattax Moersch studied harpsichord in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York with Gustav Leonhardt, Kenneth Gilbert, Bob van Asperen and Albert Fuller, and has degrees from Yale University, the Juilliard School of Music, and Stanford University.

 

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