Jonathan
SALAMON

harpsichord

October 18, 3pm EDT (US), 8pm BST (UK)

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Programme

G.F. Handel: Suite in A major, HWV 426

 

Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Sonata in E-flat major

 

J.S. Bach: Toccata in D major, BWV 912

About the artists

Jonathan Salamon is a harpsichordist and fortepianist based in New York, NY. He has performed at festivals in the U.S. and abroad including the American Bach Soloists Academy, San Francisco; Tafelmusik Winter Institute, Toronto; and the Virtuoso & Bel Canto Festival in Lucca, Italy. A prizewinner at the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition at the 44th edition of the Festival International de Musique Baroque de Lamèque, Canada, Jonathan joined the Chamber Orchestra of New York last spring as their Principal Harpsichordist/Keyboardist. 

 

Next year, on a Fulbright grant, Jonathan will conduct research on Sephardic baroque music at the Ets Haim library and work with Professor Menno van Delft at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. A passionate educator and scholar, Jonathan taught secondary harpsichord lessons while a graduate student at Yale and was a Teaching Assistant for a graduate course on the history of early music. He has presented lectures and lecture-recitals at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, the Historical Keyboard Society of North America’s 2018 conference, and the joint conference between the American Bach Society/Mozart Society of America, among others. His research interests include galant music and its performance practices, historical improvisation, and matters of style in J.S. Bach’s keyboard music.

 

While in-residence at Yale, Jonathan played continuo for the Yale Baroque Opera Project, assisted in tuning at Yale’s Collection of Musical Instruments, and was a frequent collaborator in chamber music concerts. Jonathan has performed in masterclasses for artists such as Jordi Savall, Pierre Hantaï, Luca Guglielmi, Peter Sykes, and Ketil Haugsand. He is a member of Early Music America’s Emerging Professional Leadership Council, working with EMA’s board to support early music communities in North America.

 

Jonathan was born in New York City and grew up in Rowayton, Connecticut. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree cum laude from NYU, majoring in Piano Performance and minoring in Law and Society; his principal mentors included pianist Seymour Bernstein and harpsichordist Dr. Morwaread Farbood. Jonathan holds a Master of Music degree in Harpsichord Performance from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Arthur Haas, and is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Yale. 

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