Celebrate LIFEM’s 50th anniversary.
Join us for a gala recital by harpsichordist Jane Chapman performing works by Bach, Rameau, Handel, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Louis Couperin, Froberger, Frescobaldi, Royer and Purcell. A new work by Roxanna Panufnik will also be premiered, inspired by and constructed around William Byrd’s arrangement of John Dowland’s ‘Pavana Lachrymae’.
Equally passionate about baroque and contemporary music, Jane Chapman has collaborated with ground-breaking composers, artists and dancers, working with musicians from the worlds of Indian music, jazz, the avant-garde and HIP. She is Professor of Harpsichord at the Royal College of Music.
Jane’s recordings of 18th-century English music, The Lady’s Banquet, and of the 17th-century French Bauyn Manuscript, offered the first extensive overviews of important sources previously unexplored on disc. Her CD of transcriptions of Indian music from 1789, the Oriental Miscellany, was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik, as was her recording of Berio’s Rounds. Described in The Independent on Sunday as ‘Britain’s most progressive harpsichordist’ Jane has premiered more than 200 solo, chamber and electroacoustic pieces, and pioneered the first disc of electroacoustic works for harpsichord by British composers – WIRED (NMC). Recent releases include Zoji with electric guitarist Mark Wingfield and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale.
Part of LIFEM23