Kenneth Weiss

Harpsichord

Kenneth Weiss Photo credit: Arthur Forjonel

Kenneth Weiss is an American harpsichordist with an active career as a soloist, conductor, chamber musician, and teacher. Highlights of the 2015-17 seasons include Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier in Japan and Israel, Bach's Musical Offering at the Auditorio National de Madrid and the Paris Opera, guest conducting the Jerusalem Camerata and the Orchestre de Rouen, and the premiere of a new ballet by Robyn Orlin. As soloist and chamber musician he has performed extensively in Europe, North America, and Asia—Wigmore Hall, Tokyo's Bunkakaikan Hall, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, La Roque d'Antheron, Auditorio National de Madrid, Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He is a frequent guest with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and NYC's Music Before 1800. He is Professor of Harpsichord at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, and Professor of Chamber Music at the Conservatoire de Paris. Born in New York City, he attended the High School of Performing Arts and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Lisa Goode, later studying with Gustav Leonhardt at the Amsterdam Conservatory. His recordings for Satirino records have been widely acclaimed. They include Bach's Goldberg Variations, partitas, and The Well-Tempered Clavier, a CD dedicated to transcriptions of Rameau's operas and ballets, two Scarlatti albums, and two CDs devoted to Elizabethan keyboard music—A Cleare Day and Heaven and Earth.