Christopher Stembridge studied languages at Cambridge
and Musicology at Oxford.
His special field of interest is Italian keyboard
music of the renaissance and early baroque. In addition to publishing
various papers, he has edited music by de Macque, Mayone and Frescobaldi.
Apart from the organ, he also plays the clavichord and the cembalo
cromatico, a harpsichord with 19 notes to the octave – a
reconstruction of an instrument that was widely used in late
After many years as a lecturer at University College
Cork, Ireland, he now spends much of his time in Italy teaching organ
and harpsichord at the School of Church Music in Brescia and giving
regular master-classes on historic organs in Arezzo and Brescia. He also
spends time in Cambridge where he teaches and researches, and travels
widely giving lectures, recitals and seminars in Europe and the USA.