“Robin Bigwood is one of the UK’s busiest harpsichordists, performing regularly as a soloist and as a continuo player with Passacaglia, Feinstein Ensemble, London Baroque, The Sixteen, Florilegium and Britten Sinfonia. He has also played with Parley of Instruments, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Musicians of the Globe and London Mozart Players.
As a recitalist his repertoire encompasses all the major works of the Baroque period, by J S Bach, Handel, Francois Couperin and Rameau. He also has a special interest in the English ‘virginalist’ composers Byrd, Bull and their contemporaries, as well as the C17th French clavecinistes Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, Louis Couperin and Jacques-Champion de Chambonnieres. ...
Outside of performing, Robin has taught harpsichord at Centre for Young Musicians (London), Trinity College of Music and The Yehudi Menhin School. He runs The Workshop Series, an acclaimed series of concerts held at the workshop of master harpsichord maker and restorer Malcolm Rose, and also assists with the website of The British Harpsichord Society. He is passionate about recording technology, has produced and engineered many successful CDs, and writes regularly for the respected recording magazine Sound on Sound. See the Intro page for links to websites detailing these other projects. He lives in Surrey in South East England with wife Annabel Knight and a black cat recently immortalised in the soundboard painting of Robin’s copy of the Anon 1667 French harpsichord in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.“
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