Artist Information

David Pollock was inspired to take up the harpsichord because of a long-standing love for the music of J.S. Bach. Since winning the Croft Early Music First Prize at the Royal Academy of Music he has appeared frequently at prestigious venues across the UK and abroad. Previous solo recordings include The French Harpsichord and O Mistris Myne: 150 years of English virginals music. Fascinated by the creative possibilities of basso continuo, with its potential for infinitely varied improvisatory colours, he is harpsichordist in Duo Dorado whose discography includes music by William Croft and the premiere recording of the complete violin sonatas and harpsichord solos of Daniel Purcell: The Unknown Purcell.

David is Harpsichord Tutor at the University of Chichester. He also plays with The Parnassian Ensemble which, continuing the theme of recording rare early-18th century English music for the first time, released A Noble Entertainment – Music from Queen Anne’s London.

Contemporary music also interests David and he has performed works written specially for him by composers such as Colin Hand, Robert Page and Gavin Stevens.

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