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. 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. He is Professor of Harpsichord at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, and Professor of Chamber Music at the Paris Conservatory. Highlights of the 2017-18 season include a solo Bach tour in Japan, a recital on the historic Dallam Organ (1653) in Brittany, France, a duo recital with cellist Marc Coppey at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, performances of Bach's Musical Offering in France and Spain and the release of Les Elements, a new solo French music recording. 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 Crawford, 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 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.