Kenneth Weiss

Harpsichord

Kenneth Weiss Photo credit: Arthur Forjonel

Kenneth Weiss has an active career as a soloist, conductor, chamber musician, and teacher. He has performed extensively in Europe, North America, and Asia—Wigmore Hall, Tokyo's Bunkakaikan Hall, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, La Roque d'Antheron, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. He is a frequent guest of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and NYC's Music Before 1800. Highlights of the 2018-19 season include conducting the Israel Camerata, participation in France Musique’s recording of all 555 sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, recording on the historic Taskin harpsichord in Lisbon, recitals with the violinist Lina Tur Bonet in Barcelona and Madrid and conducting highlights from Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire and La Princesse de Navarre on the occasion of the Journées Voltaire 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. His recordings for Satirino records have been widely acclaimed. They include Bach's Goldberg Variations, partitas, and Well-Tempered Clavier, a recording of Rameau operas and ballets transcriptions, two Scarlatti albums, and two CDs devoted to Elizabethan keyboard music—A Cleare Day and Heaven & Earth. A native New Yorker, he attended the High School of Performing Arts and the Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with Lisa Goode Crawford, later studying with Gustav Leonhardt at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He is Professor of Harpsichord at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, and Professor of Chamber Music at the Paris Conservatory.