Please join the Society for Musicology in Lindsay Recital Hall on February 20th from 4:00 to 5:00pm for “The Notation Does Not Tell Us All.”
About the presenters:
Barthold Kuijken (born 8 March 1949, Dilbeek) is a Belgian flautist and recorder player, known for playing baroque music on historical instruments and particularly known for pioneering this manner of performance with his brothers, cellist and viol player Wieland Kuijken and violinist Sigiswald Kuijken and the harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt.
He studied the modern flute at the Bruges Conservatory and the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. For playing early music he originally turned to the recorder. Research on authentic instruments, frequent collaboration with various flute and recorder makers, and assiduous study of sources of the 17th and 18th centuries helped him to specialize in the performance on original instruments.
For many years he played in the baroque orchestras Collegium Aureum and La Petite Bande. He plays chamber music concerts all over the world, extending his repertoire to early 19th-century music and has recorded extensively.
He teaches baroque flute at the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and The Hague. He is currently the artistic director of Indy Baroque based in Indianapolis, IN.
Patrick Merrill completed his Master’s degree in harpsichord performance at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2015 under Dr. Adam Pearl. In 2016, he won second prize at the eighth Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition. As a harpsichordist, Mr. Merrill has participated in masterclasses with Davitt Moroney and Trevor Pinnock on antique instruments, served as accompanist at the Amherst Early Music Winter Workshop and the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, and coached ensembles for Capitol Early Music. His continuo work includes appearances with Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Washington Chamber Orchestra, the Bach in Baltimore series, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Merrill also serves on the faculty of the department of music at the George Washington University and Baltimore School for the Arts. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in harpsichord performance at Peabody, for which he is a recipient of the Peabody Dean’s DMA Fellowship. Mr. Merrill is the harpsichordist of the Baltimore-based early music ensemble S’amusant.