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Performance Practice

Elaine Thornburgh

Studied with Malcolm Bilson, Gustav Leonhardt, Alan Curtis. Recordings on Koch International Classics, Lyrichord Early Music Series (Scarlatti CD set). California Arts Council Touring Artist; NEA Solo Recitalist Grant; semi-finalist, Sixth International Harpsichord Competition, Bruges, Belgium. Founder of Humanities West. Soloist, lecturer/recitalist, and ensemblist throughout the U.S.

George Barth

Special fields: piano and fortepiano, 18th- through 21st-century performance practice, rhetoric and music, early recordings and musical style, the piano music of Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Brahms, Ives, and Bartók. Studied with Peter Armstrong, Jon Barlow, Malcolm Bilson, and John Kirkpatrick.

Appearances as recitalist, as soloist with orchestra, and as musicologist throughout the U.S. and Central Europe.

NEH Fellow, 1989.

Kumaran Arul

Special fields: historic recordings and performance styles, late 19th and early 20th century performance practice.

Studies with Louis Nagel and Marc Silverman. Historical performance studies with Edward Parmentier, Ken Cooper, and Will Crutchfield. Chamber music studies with Anton Nel, Michael Tree, and Daniel Avshalamov.

Solo, chamber, and concerto performances throughout U.S., Canada, England, Hungary. Solo and ensemble performances on harpsichord.
 

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