Malcolm Proud

Malcolm Proud, HarpsichordMalcolm Proud won the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition in 1982.

Since then he has performed world wide including John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, a tour in Japan of Monteverdi’s Orfeo with tenor Mark Padmore and the Purcell Quartet, with violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch at the Frick Museum in New York, in Bach’s St. Mark Passion with the Academy of Ancient Music in Lucerne and with Swiss violinist Maya Homburger at the Anima Mundi Festival in Pisa. In 2009 he gave solo organ recitals in the U.S. and on the 1610 Compenius organ in Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark.

He has make over 25 CD recordings with leading instrumentalists and ensembles, the most recent being Bach’s Musical Offering with Camerata Kilkenny. Last year he performed all Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with the English Baroque Soloists at the London Proms and at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival. He is also a member of the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

He has performed regularly on harpsichord, organ and piano with the Irish soprano Roisin O’Grady and in May this year to mark the 100th anniversary of Mahler’s death he toured a programme of Mahler, Wolf, Duparc and de Falla with Irish mezzo soprano Bridget Knowles.

He lectures and teaches keyboard instruments on the BA Degree Course in Music at the Waterford Institute of Technology, and is organist at St. Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny.

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