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Sept. 10 recital features works for harpsichord and clavichord

HenryLebedinsky_t.jpgBOONE—Henry Lebedinsky will perform on the harpsichord and clavichord Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. The guest recital is sponsored by Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music.

A native of Russia, Lebedinsky is a historical keyboardist who performs music from the court and salons of 18th-century St. Petersburg, Russia. His recital will feature works by Bortniansky, Khandoshkin, Kozlovsky, Oginsky, and Palschau Saltykov as well as works by 18th-century French composers Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Antoine Forqueray and Joseph Nicolas Pancrace Royer.

Lebedinsky is an active performer on harpsichord, clavichord and organ, both as a soloist and with the Charlotte Symphony, Seicento String Band, Wild Rose Ensemble and San Francisco’s Ensemble Vermillian.

With countertenor Ian Howell, he founded the innovative early music ensemble Tableau, and has also performed with Seraphic Fire and the Firebird Chamber Orchestra, Saltarello, Revels, the Portland Early Music Consort, the Harvard Baroque Orchestra, Concertino Ensemble of Rostock, Germany, and Holland’s Ensemble New Amsterdam among others.

In addition to performing, Lebedinsky has led workshops on historical keyboards and performance practice at Boston University, Davidson College, UNC Greensboro and the New England Conservatory.

In his spare time, he plays bouzouki and guitar with several Celtic bands including The Quiet Men and The Beggar Boys, who were recently featured on the NPR-syndicated A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea. He also helps lead the biweekly Celtic sessions at Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub in Charlotte.

Lebedinsky holds degrees from Bowdoin College and the Longy Conservatory, where he earned a master of music degree in historical organ performance.

He currently is interim artistic director of Charlotte Chamber Music as well as artistic director of the music of St. Alban’s concert series at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, where he also serves as director of music.