A Baroque Festival
2 pm Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park
4 pm Fordham University, Bronx Rose Hill Campus
Harpsichordist and pianist Gabriel Shuford is proficient in a wide range of styles, from historical performance, to concert music of the 21st century, to jazz and blues. He performs throughout North America and abroad, and is the recipient of several awards, including the 2011 Baron Prize from Stony Brook University, and top-prize at the 2007 Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition.
He is a member of the New York-based early music ensemble Guido’s Ear, and has been a guest of others, including A Far Cry, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2012 he appeared in recital with soprano Amanda Keil at the International Early Music Festival, in Riga, Latvia. Shuford collaborates regularly with violinist Kathleen Kajioka, double-bassist Nicholas Walker, and saxophonist Lars Jacobsen, and recorder player Paul Leenhouts, with whom he has appeared in recital at Jordan Hall in Boston. The New York Times called his performance of Elliott Carter’s Sonata, with the acclaimed new music ensemble Speculum Musicae, “assured, polished and beautifully nuanced.” He has served on the faculty of Luther College and Sarah Lawrence College. Mr. Shuford holds a doctorate in harpsichord from Stony Brook University.