West London Buddhist Centre

Harpsichord recital by Maggie Cole

Published in Calendar for all events, Cultural Event

  • Sat Oct 6th 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • 9:30 pm
  • Booking not required
  • £15 Full waged / £10 Part waged / £5 Unwaged Our arts events can sell out - advance booking highly recommended. Number of £5 tickets limited.

An evening of baroque and contemporary music performed by one of the foremost keyboard players in the world.  Part of WLBC’s music and performance programme, featuring leading professional performers sharing work they love in the friendly and intimate setting of the Buddhist Centre.  Full programme to be confirmed. Book here.

Here is Maggie Cole at home, performing pieces on the harpsichord and piano, and talking briefly about performing on these early instruments:

About Maggie Cole

American born, Maggie Cole enjoys an international musical life playing and recording on harpsichord, fortepiano and modern piano. Resident in England, she is best known through numerous recitals on BBC Radio 3 and appearances at leading British festivals. Abroad, she has performed in venues from Seattle to Moscow, and from Finland to India. In addition to a busy solo career, she enjoys duo partnerships with Michael Chance counter tenor, Nancy Argenta and Julia Gooding sopranos, Philippa Davies flute, Steven Isserlis cello and Catherine Mackintosh violin. She also performs regularly with Trio Goya, her fortepiano trio with Kati Debretzeni and Sebastian Comberti, the Nash Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia and her Cambridge USA – based group The Sarasa Chamber Ensemble. With Sarasa she has been able to extend her love of teaching to the development of a program which brings music, improvisation and poetry into facilities for youth offenders.

Maggie’s recordings on harpsichord include Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Soler Keyboard Sonatas, Poulenc’s Concert Champêtre, Boccherini Sonatas with Steven Isserlis, Bach flute sonatas with Philippa Davies and the complete Bach violin sonatas with Catherine Mackintosh. On fortepiano, her CD of Haydn trios with Trio Goya will be followed soon by a recording of the Opus 1 Beethoven trios. On modern piano, Maggie has recently released a CD of music by Philippe Gaubert with flautist, Idit Shemer.

Maggie is professor of fortepiano at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and teaches early keyboards at Dartington International Summer School.