Terence Charlston

International Tutor in Harpsichord

International Tutor in Harpsichord

Terence Charlston is a specialist performer on early keyboard instruments and widely acknowledged for his engaging and expressive performances. He has been described as one of Britain’s leading early keyboard players and his sympathetic command of original instruments has made him a frequent performer at collections of early keyboard instruments all over the world. Over the last 20 years in the profession, he has built an enviably broad career as a solo and chamber musician, choral and orchestral director, and teacher and academic researcher.

As a harpsichord and organ soloist, Terence Charlston has toured extensively within Europe, as well as to Japan, the USA and South America giving courses and master classes in Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico and USA. Well known to chamber music audiences, he performs and records with most of today’s leading period singers, instrumentalists and ensembles. He was a member of the quartet London Baroque between 1995 and 2007 with whom he gave nearly 500 concerts worldwide and can be heard with Florilegium, London Handel Players, CBSO, OAE and the Magdelena Consort. His wide repertoire spans from the 16th century to the present day and reflects his passionate interest in keyboard music of all types and styles. He has recorded over 50 commercial CDs on harpsichord, organ, virginals, clavichord and fortepiano and he can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 3. For the National Trust he has recorded all the playable keyboard instruments of the Fenton House Collection in Hampstead, London, and recently he gave solo recitals in Slovakia and Scandinavia and toured North America with flautist Ashley Solomon giving concerts and master classes at Lawrence, Case Western and Yale Universities.

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