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Historical Harpsichord

Series Editor: Mark Kroll
Mark Kroll's concert tours have included appearances as the official guest of the city of Barcelona, as featured soloist in Germany's Regensburg Early Music Festival, France's Festival Ambronay, Lisbon's Gulbenkian Foundation, Rome's Conservatorio St. Caecilia and Associazione Musicale Romana, Poland's Dni Bachowski, Slovenijas's Radovljica Festival and, in this country, the Aston Magna, Tanglewood, Saratoga, Northwest Bach, and Mostly Mozart Festivals. He has been the first American harpsichordist to appear in numerous countries, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates. His recent tours to Israel included concerts, lectures and masterclasses in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Kroll has appeared as concerto soloist with some of the world's major orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Belgrade Chamber Orchestra and I Solisti di Zagreb. Kroll's extensive list of recordings includes solo harpsichord works of J.S. Bach, Handel, D. Scarlatti, F. Couperin, Duphly and Balbastre; the complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord and for flute and harpsichord of J.S. Bach; violin sonatas of C.P.E. Bach and S. LeDuc; Schubert's three Sonatinas for fortepiano and violin; a world-premiere recording of Mozart's "Haffner" and "Linz" symphonies as transcribed by J. N. Hummel for fortepiano and instruments; Biber's Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord; and two CDs of contemporary American harpsichord music. He has made numerous radio and TV appearances, including Radio Nacional Espaqa, Radio Yugoslavia, Radio Catalunya, National Public Radio, Westdeutscherrundfunk Köln, Mitteldeutscherrundfunk, Bayerische Rundfunk, France Musique, the B.B.C., the C.B.C., and Radio Smithsonian. Mr. Kroll has published the books Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Musician's Life and World (Scarecrow Press),Playing the Harpsichord Expressively: A Practical and Historical Guide (Scarecrow Press) and The Beethoven Violin Sonatas (co-edited with Lewis Lockwood for the University of Illinois Press), two editions of J. N. Hummel's transcriptions of opera overtures and Mozart's symphonies, an edition of concerti grossi by Francesco Scarlatti and an edition of concerto arrangements of Geminiani's violin sonatas, op. 1 by Charles Avison (A-R Editions), a chapter on Hummel's piano method (University of Rochester Press), and articles for Music and Letters, Notes, Early Music America Magazine and other journals. He has also served as the music critic for WBUR-FM/Boston, and is currently book review editor of Early Music American Magazine. Kroll is writing a biography of Ignaz Moscheles for Boydell and Brewer Press, and editing Geminiani's opus 4 violin sonatas for the complete edition of the composer's works published by Ut Orpheus. Kroll has received an impressive number of awards and honors. These include a Senior Fulbright Award from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a Solo Recitalist Grant from the NEA, an NEH Fellowship, Whiting and Bogliasco Fellowships, a Weimar Stipendium, two grants from the DAAD, two grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and grants from IREX, Arts International and the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund. A dedicated educator, in 1989 Mr. Kroll served as Fulbright Professor and Artist-in-Residence in Yugoslavia, and later returned for recitals in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade and Zadar. In 1991 he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Padua, Italy and in 1993 he served as Professor at the Conservatory of Music in Würzburg, Germany. He has conducted numerous master classes, including 3-day courses at the Academies of Music in Warsaw and Krackow, Poland; the School of Music of Ljubljana, Slovenija; and the Athens Conservatory in Greece. He recently served as a member of the jury of the Prague International Harpsichord Competition and is a member of the music panel of the Pro Musicis Foundation.