[ Harpsichord ]
The American harpsichordist and organist Arthur Haas is internationally renowned as a gifted pedagogue and performer of Baroque and contemporary music. After receiving top prize in the 1975 Paris harpsichord competition, he performed at most major French early music festivals, including the Festival Estival de Paris, Mai Musical de Bordeaux, and the Festival de Saintes. He has also appeared as a soloist in the Festival de Saintes, Spectaculum (Vienna), Festwochen der alten Musik (Innsbruck), Festival di Ascona, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Mostly Mozart (New York), and the Berkeley Music Festival.
His partners for duo recitals and concerts with early music specialists include Marius van Altena, Julianne Baird, James Bowman, Phoebe Carrai, William Christie, Alan Curtis, Bruce Dickey, Jan DeGaetani, Laurence Dreyfus, Paul Leenhouts, Judith Nelson, Paul O’Dette, Stephen Preston, and Marion Verbruggen.
Arthur Haas played the premiere performance of William Albright’s Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra in 1994. Currently he is a member of the Aulos Ensemble, Musical Assembly, and Collegium Atlantis. Praised by Le Monde for his interpretation of French keyboard music, he has recorded duo harpsichord music of Gaspard Le Roux with William Christie and solo CDs of music by Jean-Henri d’Anglebert, Forqueray, and harpsichord music of the English Restoration. He is also serving on the national screening committee of the Fulbright Scholar Program in the field of organ and historical performance for a three year period starting fall 2018.
Mr. Haas is a faculty member of summer early music institutes at Berkeley, Amherst, and the Longy School of Music.