Adam Pearl

Award-winning harpsichordist Adam Pearl is a much sought after performer of both solo and ensemble music.  He performs throughout the United States as well as in Europe.  Reviewers have hailed his playing as “virtuosic”, “daringly original”, “fresh and right”, “blistering”, and “dexterous”.  In addition to solo performance, Dr. Pearl performs regularly with various ensembles.  He has been principle harpsichordist for Tempesta di Mare since 2005.  He also performs on occasion with Chatham Baroque, the Folger Consort, the Catacoustic Consort, the American Bach Soloists, the Bach Sinfonia, Opera Lafayette, and various modern symphony orchestras.  He has recorded on the Chandos, Dorian and Plectra labels.  As music director of American Opera Theater, Dr. Pearl has directed numerous productions from the keyboard, including Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Cavalli's La Calisto and La Didone, Charpentier's David et Jonathas, and Handel’s Acis and Galatea and fully staged productions of Messiah and Jephtha. Dr. Pearl is a member of the Early Music faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he teaches harpsichord and related studies.  He also teaches at various workshops, including the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Madison Early Music Festival. Adam Pearl holds the degrees of BM in piano performance and both MM and DMA in harpsichord performance, all from the Peabody Conservatory, and he is a laureate of the 2001 Jurow and 2004 Bruges international harpsichord competitions.