During a career spanning four decades, MARK KROLL has performed throughout North and South America, Europe and the Middle East, winning acclaim for his expressive playing and virtuosity. His most recent tours have taken him to the Czech Republic, where he served as the President of the Jury of the Prague International Harpsichord Competition and performed a concert for the Prague Spring Festival; in Poland, where he played several harpsichord recitals; in France, to participate in the Bordeaux Hummel Festival; and in England and Canada, where he gave lecture recitals at the University of Southampton and McGill University. As concerto soloist Mr. Kroll has appeared with some of the world’s major orchestras, including Philadelphia, Boston, and Montreal. He has been the harpsichordist for the Boston Symphony since 1979, and his recording of Henri Dutilleux’s Les Citations with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players received a Grammy nomination this year.
His list of recordings is extensive, and spans repertoire from the 17th to the 21st centuries. A scholar of wide-ranging interests, he has published three books, including the first English-language biography of Johann Nepomuk Hummel, chapters and articles on French harpsichord music and 17th century performance practice, His edition of Geminiani’s Opus 4 will appear in the Opera Omnia of the works of this composer, and he is currently writing a biography of Ignaz Moscheles. He has served as Fulbright Professor and Artist-in-Residence in Zagreb and Belgrade, visiting professor at universities and conservatories in Italy and Germany, and has conducted master classes in Poland, Greece, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Israel and Colombia. Mr. Kroll is Professor Emeritus at Boston University, where he served for 25 years as Professor and Chair of the Department of Historical Performance. Mr. Kroll’s debut performance at the Newport Music Festival was in 1994.