BACH, FROBERGER, COUPERIN, ET AL.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Christ the King Lutheran Church
2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston
$30 General | $25 Senior | $5 Students
Included in Chamber & Full Subscriptions
Elegance and beauty will abound in this evening featuring one of the world's most outstanding harpsichordists.
Co-sponsored by Houston Early Music.
Prelude in D Minor
La de Belombre
Toccata III in G Major
Tombeau fait à Paris sur la
mort de M. Blancrocher
Passacaille in C Major
Prelude in B Flat Major, BWV 866
Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964
Pièces de clavecin (excerpts)
Join us for a reception to meet Prof. Mattax.
Christ the King Church Parish Hall.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Since capturing First and Third Prizes at the International Harpsichord Competitions in Paris and Bruges, in both solo harpsichord and basso continuo performance, Charlotte Mattax has performed at major venues in the United States and Europe, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Oxford’s historic Sheldonian Theatre, and Washington’s Smithsonian Institution, among others. As a guest artist, she has been heard at international music festivals, including the Festival of the Associazione Musicale Romana, Tage alter musik Regensburg, and the Bethlehem Bach Festival. As a chamber musician, she has performed with the Boulder Bach Festival, New York’s Grande Bande, San Francisco’s American Baroque, and has toured Europe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
The recipient of several important awards and prizes, she was honored with a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Woolley Scholarship for study in Paris, France. A specialist in seventeenth-century French music, she is the author of Accompaniment on Theorbo and Harpsichord: Denis Delair’s Traité of 1690, published by Indiana University Press. She has recorded for Koch, Analekta, Dorian, Newport Classic, and Amon Ra Records. Recent compact discs include the complete solo harpsichord works of Armand-Louis Couperin, Charles Noblet, Pierre Février, and Jean Henry d'Anglebert for Centaur Records.
Currently Professor of Harpsichord and Musicology at the University of Illinois, Charlotte Mattax studied harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt (Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam) and Kenneth Gilbert (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique and Chateau de Maintenon, Paris), and organ with André Isoir (l'Eglise Saint Germain des Près, Paris) and William Barnard (Christ Church, Houston and St. Mary the Virgin, New York). She earned a B.A. in music, cum laude, from Yale University, M.M. in harpsichord from the Juilliard School of Music, and D.M.A. in Early Music from Stanford University.