Terence Charlston - harpsichord

Terence Charlston is widely acknowledged for his engaging and expressive performances and he has been described as one of Britain's leading early keyboard players. Over the last 20 years in the profession, he has built an enviably broad career as a solo and chamber musician, choral and orchestral director, and teacher and academic researcher. As harpsichord and organ soloist, he has toured extensively within Europe, as well as to Japan, the USA and South America giving courses and master classes in Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico and the USA. He has performed and recorded with most of today's leading period singers, instrumentalists and ensembles, and was a member of the quartet London Baroque between 1995 and 2007 with whom he gave nearly 500 concerts worldwide.

His wide repertoire spans from the 16th century to the present day and reflects his passionate interest in keyboard music of all types and styles. He has recorded over 50 commercial CDs on harpsichord, organ, virginals, clavichord and fortepiano and he can be frequently heard on BBC Radio 3.

His pioneering work as an educator is having a wide influence on the younger generation of performers. He founded the Department of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 1995 and in September 2007 he was invited to join the staff of the Royal College of Music, London as professor of harpsichord and consultant for historical keyboard studies.