Jane Chapman (harpsichord) was recently described by the Independent on Sunday as “Britain’s most progressive harpsichordist”, and as a “A Fearless Contemporary Music Performer” by the Guardian. Equally passionate about contemporary and baroque music, she has revitalized new repertoire for the instrument inspiring a new generation of composers from completely diverse backgrounds. “Her progressive spirit and comprehensive technique have inspired composers to forge new parameters and sound worlds for the harpsichord with works of unprecedented musical and technological scope” (Harpsichord & Fortepiano).
She has premiered over 50 solo pieces by leading composers and numerous electroacoustic and chamber works for the instrument. Jane is at the forefront of developing collaborations with artists; creating new audiences and contexts for harpsichord music, and has edited two issues of Contemporary Music Review on new music for harpsichord. She was awarded a British Council scholarship to study at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Ton Koopman, and is an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts, and an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music (June 2006). Her baroque recordings for Collins Classics were highly acclaimed and described as “Stylish and eloquent” by The Times.
Luciano Berio: The Complete Sequenzas and Works for Solo Instruments (mode 161-163)