Saturday, 05. June 2021 12:00 Handel House

Lunchtime concert II

Léon Berben on the replica of the Ruckers harpsichord

Acts by T. Tomkins, P. Philips, W. Byrd, J. P. Sweelinck and J. Bull
Soloist: Léon Berben

free admission 
free choice of seats 

Léon Berben, tutored on the harpsichord and organ in Amsterdam and The Hague by the greatest names in his field, such as Gustav Leonhardt and Ton Koopman, is no stranger to Halle. His great passion is the harpsichord, of which he has grown into a true master. His playing is technically flawless, brilliant, virtuosic, and excitingly fresh. He will be performing on the replica of the Ruckers harpsichord. This two-manual harpsichord, built after the Antwerp harpsichord-building style, is an attempt to reproduce the sound of the original Ruckers instrument of 1599 from the collection of historical musical instruments in Handel House, which has not been playable for some time.