Historical Performance; Chamber Music; Director, NEC Bach Ensemble; Harpsichord
A distinguished keyboard artist and founding member of the Boston Museum Trio, John Gibbons has performed as harpsichord and fortepiano soloist with major ensembles in the U.S. and Europe, among them the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York Chamber Symphony, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Philharmonia Baroque, and the Da Camera Society of Houston. He performs regularly at such festivals as those in Torino and Spoleto, Italy, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Aston Magna Festival in the Berkshires.
At NEC, Gibbons leads the NEC Bach Ensemble, composed of students who are interested in performing Baroque works on modern instruments. Gibbons typically directs these concerts from the keyboard.
Gibbons has received the Erwin Bodky Prize (1969), the NEC Chadwick Medal (1967), and a Fulbright Scholarship for study with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam.
B.M. with highest honors, NEC. Studies at Cincinnati Conservatory. Recordings on Centaur, Delos, Musical Heritage Society, Titanic, Cambridge, Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Philips, RCA. Former faculty of Lowell State College, Brandeis University.
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