Saturday, March 2, 2024 @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm (PST)
Ticket details

$25 (WEKA member/ages 18 & under/college student with ID free); available at the door only

Louis Couperin — Selected works
Henry Purcell — Selected works
Fitzwilliam Virginal Book — Selected works

Douglas Amrine visits from Amsterdam to perform music of the 17th Century, including virginalist composers of England and the Low Countries, followed by suites by Louis Couperin and Henry Purcell. After the recital, Douglas will give a talk about his work to establish and maintain the Gustav Leonhardt Pedagogy Archive, a digital collection of primary-source material about Gustav Leonhardt's teaching. The great influence of Gustav Leonhardt on the field of early music and keyboard playing is widely acknowledged. This is a special opportunity to learn about and discuss Leonhardt’s teaching with one who has knowledge of it.

More information about the Gustav Leonhardt Pedagogy Archive here:

Live Event: March 2, 2024 at 2pm

YouTube Video Premiere: March 16, 2024 at 2pm Pacific

About Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA)

The Western Early Keyboard Association, WEKA, was founded in 1998 to promote mutual interests, foster communication, and share resources and expertise among harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano, and organ enthusiasts, both professional and amateur, in the western United States.

About Douglas Amrine, harpsichord

Harpsichordist and organist Douglas Amrine was born in Washington, D.C. in 1958. He attended Stanford University and Oberlin College, and did his post-graduate studies at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam, where he studied both instruments with Gustav Leonhardt.

Douglas Amrine has given harpsichord and organ recitals in many European countries, as well as the United States, Singapore, India and Brazil. In 1982 he was a prizewinner at the Albert Schweitzer International Organ Competition. He has recorded two solo CDs of the harpsichord and organ music of J.S. Bach, as well as solo performances for Dutch and German radio. Amrine taught harpsichord at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore in 2011-2014.

To develop his understanding of early keyboard instrument performance, Douglas Amrine has travelled widely to play on historic instruments in private and public collections. Gustav Leonhardt invited him to give recitals on the Hagebeer-Duyschot organ of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam in 1982 and 1996. Amrine has also been invited by the Smithsonian Institution to perform on the 18th-century harpsichords by Dulcken and Stehlin.

Douglas Amrine has acquired copies of historic harpsichords by renowned makers such as Martin Skowroneck, Malcolm Rose, and Willem Kroesbergen. These fine instruments allow him to immerse himself in the soundworld of early keyboard instruments while at home in Amsterdam.