Barbara Maria Willi - solo cembalo
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Toccata e minor BWV 914
Praeludium and Fugue from part I of the Well Tempered Clavier, BWV 857
Chromatic Phantasia and Fugue BWV 903
Partita No. IV D Major, BWV 828
I. Ouverture; II. Allemande; III. Courante; IV. Aria; V. Sarabande; VI. Menuet; VII. Gigue
About Barbara Maria Willi:
This Czech-German harpsichordist is a groundbreaker in the field and has very much contributed in popularizing classical music in the Czech Republic, Germany, and beyond. Barbara Maria Willi studied harpsichord in Freiburg (Germany) and in Strasbourg (France with Aline Zylberajch). She passed with distinction in harpsichord/hammerklavier performance and historic performance practice at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In the same year she was also awarded the “Prix d'encouragement” at the harpsichord competition in Bruges.
At present Barbara Maria Willi has a position as the Professor in historic keyboard instruments at the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno. With the support of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), she founded, and conducts a harpsichord class at the university. Her wide-ranging activities in the area of solo and chamber performance have resulted in numerous recordings for Czech television, Czech radio, and for German, French and Swiss radio stations. She has also performed at a number of renowned European music festivals including the Züricher Streicherwochen, the Toujours Mozart festival, the Michaelstein Bach festival, the Mitte Europa festival, the Bohuslav Martinu festival and Concentus Moraviae.
The concert has no intermission.