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Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and Lutenist Jakob Lindberg to Give Master Class for Juilliard Historical Performance on Wednesday, October 26 at 6 PM in Juilliard's Paul Hall

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg by Malcolm Crowthers
Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg by Malcolm Crowthers

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Early music specialists, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and lutenist Jakob Lindberg, will give a master class open to the public at Juilliard on Wednesday, October 26 at 6 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street). Singers from Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and instrumentalists from Juilliard Historical Performance will perform.

Limited, FREE tickets for the master class will be available beginning October 13 from the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street). Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

Dame Emma Kirkby has built long-term relationships with chamber groups and orchestras, particularly with the London Baroque, the Freiburger Barockorchester, L’Orfeo (of Linz), and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and now with some of the younger groups, such as the Palladian Ensemble and Florilegium. To date, she has made more than 100 recordings of all kinds, from sequences of Hildegarde of Bingen to madrigals of the Italian and English Renaissance, cantatas and oratorios of the Baroque to works of Mozart, Haydn, and J.C. Bach. In June 2007, she was included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for appointment as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Jakob Lindberg, a native of Sweden, is the first lutenist to have recorded the complete solo lute music by John Dowland, and his recording of Bach’s music for solo lute is considered to be one of the most important readings of these works. An active continuo player on the theorbo and arch lute, he has worked with many well-known English ensembles, including The English Concert, Taverner Choir, The Purcell Quartet, Monteverdi Choir, Chiaroscuro, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Academy of Ancient Music. He also is in demand as an accompanist and has given recitals with Dame Emma Kirkby, 
Ann Sofie von Otter, Nigel Rogers, and Ian Partridge. Mr. Lindberg teaches at the Royal College of Music in London. 

About Juilliard’s Historical Performance Program

Juilliard’s Historical Performance program enters its third year. Established in 2009, the program is open to master of music degree and graduate diploma candidates and offers comprehensive study focusing on music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The performance-oriented curriculum fosters an informed, vital understanding of the many issues unique to period instrument performance with the level of technical excellence and musical integrity for which Juilliard is renowned. Joint projects and collaborations with Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and with modern instrument students outside of the Historical Performance program are an integral part of the program.

The master of music degree program requires a two-year residency; the graduate diploma program with a major in Historical Performance is a two-year, non-degree course of study. Along with weekly lessons and frequent performances, the curriculum also includes core classes covering a broad range of issues related directly to performance, including style and interpretation, historical and cultural contexts, analytical methods and treatises, historical dance, improvisation, continuo improvisation/figured bass reading, and ornamentation. Secondary lessons for modern instrument majors are offered in flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, viola da gamba, cello, trumpet, horn, harpsichord, and double bass. 

The program features residencies and master classes with many of the leading figures in early music. Recent guests have included Fabio Biondi, William Christie and members of Les Arts Florissants, Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg, and Jordi Savall. Mr. Christie and Mr. Savall are returning guest artists, who work intensively with students in repertoire-focused residencies that culminate in public performances. This season, early music experts Richard Egarr, Steven Fox, Ton Koopman, and Masaaki Suzuki lead musicians from Juilliard Historical Performance.

For further information on the Historical Performance program, contact Juilliard’s Admissions Office at (212) 799-5000, ext. 223 or go towww.juilliard.edu.

FOR LISTINGS:

Wednesday, October 26, 6 PM, Paul Hall

Master Class with Dame Emma Kirkby/Jakob Lindberg

Juilliard singers/Juilliard Historical Performance instrumentalists

Limited, FREE tickets for the master class will be available beginning October 13 from the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street). Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.