Virginia Black – performing Bach & Scarlatti on the piano
In this lecture /recital, Virginia Black, a renowned performer of early classical music and RA professor, will show how to bring the music of Bach and Scarlatti to life on a modern concert grand piano on Wednesday 13 February.
Virginia made her debut as a solo recitalist, aged 20, at the Wigmore Hall, London and has given numerous performances on the South Bank in the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. She has played at many international festivals, including the Göttingen and Carmel Bach festivals, and the Herne and York early music festivals. She has pursued a worldwide concert schedule including the Paris Festival D’Été, the Prague Spring Festival and a series of recitals in the United States.
Virginia has continued to nurture many talented musicians at the Royal Academy as professor of harpsichord, chair of postgraduate diploma studies and senior postgraduate tutor. She has also given numerous external master classes and performance classes including Oxford University, Eton College and the Ivy League Universities.
In addition to live performances, she has made many recordings for both radio and television around the world and in England has been featured as ‘Artist of the Week’ on BBC Radio 3. Her library of CD recordings has been recognised through Editor’s Choice in The Gramophone and Critic’s Choice in Classic CD.