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HARPSICHORD RECITAL BY HEIDI TSAI, FRANCE

Heidi Tsai, equally virtuous in harpsichord, fortepiano and piano, performs regularly on all three keyboard instruments. Her versatile musicality brings life to different genres of repertoire from 17th to 21st centuries. She has been featured as a soloist on fortepiano and harpsichord by various orchestras both in Europe and the United States, and collaborated with Christian Zacharias, Giovanni Antonini, Leonard Slatkin, and Robert King, Stanley Ritchie, and Nigel North. Ms. Tsai has been invited to play in major concert series and music festivals throughout the United States, Central America, Asia and Europe.

Her live performance of the Goldberg Variations was recorded and broadcasted by Catalunya Radio, and received warm and enthusiastic feedback from the audiences. She has also been invited and performed on the television program ‘El Temps del Picó’ (Barcelona). As a musician, Heidi was also featured twice on the magazine ‘Metropolitan’ in Barcelona. In addition to performing solo recitals and appearing with orchestras, Ms. Tsai is frequently sought after as a sensitive and initiating chamber and continuo player. She has taught both piano and harpsichord at Boston University, Boston Conservatory, Arizona State University and Indiana University.

Her public performances have invited raving reviews from critics: “Heidi Tsai gave the fortepiano luscious beauty of tone. Her fingering was admirable, close to perfection. Her keen sense of musicality catches surprising twists of the phrases. Ms. Tsai “sang” the Mozartian Aria from the second movement charmingly.” “As a soloist, she is magnetically engaging to the point of sitting on the edge of one’s seat!” (Nigel North, concert lutenist). “Fantastic, exciting, imaginative and very distinguished playing.” (Robert King, of King’s Consort).

Since 2002, Heidi Tsai has been on the faculty in the early music department at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) in Barcelona. Currently, Heidi lives in France.

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