Penelope Crawford, fortepianist and harpsichordist, is
acknowledged as one of America's pioneering performers on historical
keyboard instruments. Over the past 25 years she has appeared as soloist
with modern and period instruments orchestras and as recitalist and
chamber musician on many North American concert series, including those of
the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress in Washington,
D.C., and the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Hall , and the Lincoln Center in New
York. Many of her performances have also been broadcast over National
Public Radio. A faculty member of the University of Michigan School of
Music and visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Ms.
Crawford has given lectures and master classes at colleges and
universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also serves on the artist
faculty o f the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute.
Penelope Crawford earned performance degrees from the
Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, with additional
studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in
Rome. Her teachers include Cécile Genhart, Rosina Lhevinne, Guido Agosti,
Kurt Neumüller, and Gyorgy Sandor.