Arthur Haas was born in New York City and was the 1975 winner of Concours International de Clavecin de Paris and a prizewinner of the 1974 Concours International de Clavecin de Bruges. He has appeared as a soloist in numerous European and American early music festivals, including the Festival Estival de Paris, Festival de Musique Ancienne de Saintes, Mai Musical de Bordeaux, Spectaculum (Vienna), Innsbruck Festwoche für Alte Musik, Festival di Ascona, Dresdner Festspiele, Mostly Mozart, and Berkeley Early Music Festival. Duo recitals and concerts with early music specialists include appearances with Julianne Baird, William Christie, Jan deGaetani, Judith Nelson, Paul O’Dette, Dawn Upshaw, and Marion Verbruggen. He has been director of the Amherst Early Music Festival Baroque Academy since 2001. He has taught at summer workshops in early music for the San Francisco Early Music Society, International Baroque Institute at Longy, Eastman Continuo Institute, and Albuquerque Early Music Workshop. His recordings include solo CDs, music of D’Anglebert, Forqueray, Purcell, Jacquet de La Guerre, and F. Couperin; duos with William Christie and Alan Curtis; and chamber music with Upshaw, Verbruggen, and Bruce Haynes. He has been a member of the Aulos Ensemble since 1988 and was a member of the Five Centuries Ensemble from 1977 to 1987. He is been on the faculty at Juilliard since 2009 and is also currently on the faculty at the State University of New York—Stony Brook and Mannes College the New School for Music. He was formerly on the faculty at the Eastman School of Music and École nationale de musique d’Angoulême (France). He holds a BA in history and a MA in historical musicology from the University of California in Los Angeles. His further studies in harpsichord were undertaken at Juilliard where he studied with Bess Karp, Albert Fuller, and Alan Curtis.