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Member Spotlight: Leon Schelhase

March 21, 2024

About Leon
A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Leon Schelhase found himself resonating with Baroque music from an early age, and is now sought after as a harpsichord soloist and chamber musician.

Early Music America Magazine has praised Leon’s solo performances as “exquisite… and filled with virtuosity. In addition to receiving the American Bach Soloists’ prestigious Goldberg Prize, he was a finalist in the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition; he has also established a distinctive reputation for his compelling interpretations of Bach’s keyboard music. He has played in countries across the globe and has been a featured artist in many national and international harpsichord concerts and festivals. His repertoire spans the gamut from the sixteenth-century virginalists to contemporary harpsichord music; his first solo album, Phantasticus, represents his versatility in a program of music in the stylus fantasticus by diverse composers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Upcoming Performances
Leon is the proud Director of Ravensong, a hosting concert series that presents national and international historical keyboard artists. About Ravensong, Leon says:

“As a harpsichordist myself, the industry is quite niche within the classical music world and good opportunities for artists to perform are indeed rare. My intention has always been to provide a platform where artists could perform their incredible work and to uplift and enrich the classical music scene in Philadelphia.”

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