Wednesday, June 8th at noon
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite Francesa No. 4 en Mib Mayor, BWV 815
Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gavotte - Air - Menuet - Gigue
Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667)
Partita No.2 in D minor, FbWV 602
Allemanda - Courant - Sarabanda - Gigue
Suite Francesa No. 5 en Sol Mayor, BWV 816
Allemande - Courante- Sarabande - Gavotte - Bourrée - Loure - Gigue
Praised for his “…overwhelming elegance...” (Scherzo Magazine), Ignacio Prego is considered one of the leading Spanish harpsichordists of his generation. First Prizewinner at the 2012 Westfield International Harpsichord Competition, he has performed in major cities in Europe, the USA, Canada, South-America and Asia. Recent appearances include Mr. Prego’s debut at the Sevilla Early Music Festival (FeMAS), concerts as a soloist with the Portland Baroque Orchestra led by Monica Huggett at the Oregon Bach Festival, with The English Concert and Harry Bicket in NY, and with Byron Schenkman & Friends in Seattle, among others.
Mr. Prego will release J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations with GLOSSA in autumn 2016. His previous recording, the Complete French Suites with CANTUS Records, was listed among the best recordings of March 2015 by Scherzo magazine and was awarded the ‘Melomano de Oro’. Mr. Prego is recipient of the 2005 AECI Grant, the 2009 CajaMadrid Foundation Grant and the 2014 English Concert Fellowship. He studied harpsichord with Elisabeth Wright at Indiana University, and Kenneth Weiss and Richard Egarr at The Juilliard School in New York.