Arthur Haas, harpsichord
Arthur Haas is one of the most sought-after performers and teachers of Baroque music in the United States today. He received the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord Competition in 1975 and then stayed in France for a number of years as an active member of the growing European early music scene. While in Paris, he joined the Five Centuries Ensemble, a group acclaimed for its performances and recordings of Baroque and contemporary music. He is a member of the Aulos Ensemble, one of America’s premier period instrument ensembles, whose recordings of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Couperin, and Rameau have won critical acclaim in the press, as well as Empire Viols, and the exciting new group, Gold and Glitter. He has recorded harpsichord music of Jean-Henry D’Anglebert, Forqueray, Purcell, and his contemporaries, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, François Couperin, Bernardo Pasquini, and the complete harpsichord works of Rameau. Annual summer workshop and festival appearances include the International Baroque Institute at Longy, Portland (ME) Bach Virtuosi Festival, and the Amherst Early Music Festival, where he served as artistic director of the Baroque Academy from 2002 to 2011. Haas is professor of harpsichord and early music at Stony Brook University where he leads the award-winning Stony Brook Baroque Players and is Visiting Professor of Harpsichord at the Yale School of Music. He was also a founding faculty member of Juilliard’s historical performance program.