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Linda Burman-Hall, Harpsichord

Linda Burman-Hall, Research Professor and Professor Emerita in Cultural Musicology at UC-Santa Cruz, is a performer on a wide range of early and contemporary keyboards. She has advanced degrees from UCLA and Princeton, with post-doctoral research at the University of Amsterdam. She taught music theory, harpsichord, chamber music, and world music courses at UCLA and then UCSC for 36 years. Dr. Burman-Hall has appeared with Philharmonia Baroque, Chanticleer, American Baroque Ensemble, and Musica Pacifica. Her festival appearances include the Carmel Bach Festival, E. Nakamichi Baroque Festival, Berkeley Early Music Festival, Aston Magna, and the American Musicological Society. She has been featured in solo and ensemble concerts at the Getty, de Young, Huntington, and Smithsonian museums, and has performed throughout the United States and in Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, and Indonesia. Her debut with Espressivo – a small, intense orchestra – was in 2015 on the mid-20th Century accordion. Earlier this year, she celebrated Lou Harrison’s Centennial by performing his CINNA suite for tack piano with puppet theater by Larry Reed of Shadowlight for Santa Cruz New Music Works. In the Monterey Bay area, Linda Burman-Hall is founder and Artistic Director of the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, which has presented hundreds of early music concerts across 44 years. Her Baroque and contemporary chamber and solo music CDs are available on the Centaur, Helicon, Kleos, Wildboar, GoldenHorn, MSR, and East Meets West Music labels. See scbaroque.org.