Harpsichord master for lunchtime show

Malcolm Proud.
Malcolm Proud.

One of Ireland’s foremost harpsichordists, Malcolm Proud,  is the next guest in Music for Galway’s popular lunchtime concert series, which will take place next Thursday, October 20 at 1.05pm in the Meyrick Hotel.

Powdered wigs and elaborate costumes may well be evoked as Malcolm performs works for the harpsichord by Bach and French composer, Jacques Duphly.

Malcolm Proud won first prize at the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition in 1982, and since then, has performed at all the major Irish festivals as well as touring all over Europe.

Last year, he gave harpsichord recitals at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, and at venues across the UK, including Handel House in London.

He is also organist of St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, and co-founder with Swiss violinist Maya Homburger of Camerata Kilkenny. Malcolm has performed concertos with the Academy of Ancient Music and the European Union Baroque Orchestra. He has recorded Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto with both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the English Baroque Soloists. His most recent recording –  J.S. Bach’s Six Partitas for Harpsichord on the Maya Recordings Label – has been critically acclaimed.

Admission to the lunchtime concert, which is supported by SAP, is €7, and there’s also the added option of a soup & sandwich special at the Gaslight Brasserie. The combination of concert and lunch (to be enjoyed separately) is €14.

■ Booking at Music for Galway, by phone 091 705962 or email info@musicforgalway.ie