"Jane Chapman described as "Britain's most progressive harpsichordist" (The Independent on Sunday), and "a fearless contemporary music performer" (The Guardian), studied harpsichord with Ton Koopman. As well as being an exponent of the traditional harpsichord repertoire she has premiered over 150 solo, electroacoustic and chamber works by contemporary composers, and has compiled and edited two issues of Contemporary Music Review on the performance of new music for harpsichord. "Her progressive spirit and comprehensive technique have inspired composers to forge new parameters and sound worlds for the harpsichord with works of unprecedented musical and technological scope" (Harpsichord & Fortepiano).
Described as "Stylish and eloquent" by The Times, her recordings and recitals reveal both a scholarly and inventive approach to the baroque repertoire. Her CDs 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, and were both highly acclaimed - "One can count on technique to burn and faithful observance of stylistic conventions (The Musical Times). She is an Honorary Fellow of Dartington College of Arts, and an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music, where she is professor of harpsichord. " See website for more information. (ed.)
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