Pianists are often scared of playing Baroque music. Can I use the pedal? How do I deal with all those fiddly ornaments? What about articulation and dynamics? We’re delighted to be featuring two online events focussing on Baroque style as part of our Piano Day 2021 festival.

Baroque Style & The Harpsichord

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour presents a performance-lcture on playing baroque music
Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)

The first is a special lecture-demonstration and performance by twice-grammy-nominated harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour. Jory will show you the inner workings of the harpsichord and discuss various aspects of Baroque style, including articulation and ornamentation with reference to works by Bach, Couperin, Rameau and more.

Click here to find out more, or to book your place.

Baroque Workshop for Pianists

Graham Fitch demonstrates aspects of playing baroque music

This presentation will be followed by a workshop in which Graham Fitch discusses how to play Baroque music stylistically and expressively on the piano. Graham will draw upon his background as a harpsichord student and pianist to demonstrate how the ideas presented by Jory can be applied pianistically to enable you to approach Baroque music fearlessly, informed by historical practices. Click here to find out more or to book your place.

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These events are part of our Piano Day 2021 Festival taking place from Friday 26th March until Sunday 28th. The programme features an exciting line-up of online events and workshops on topics including practising, technique, sight-reading, building speed and much more! Click here to find out more and for details of other events.

Weekend Pass – Save 20%!

Click here to save 20% by purchasing a combined ticket for all ten events! Online Academy subscribers are also entitled to a further 40% discount on this special price (a saving of £120!).