Lawrence University Hosts British Musicians for Visiting Artist Residency

APPLETON, WIS. — Lawrence University welcomes internationally acclaimed British keyboardist Terence Charlston and recorder/flautist Ashley Solomon for a three-day, visiting artist residency Oct. 11-13 that will include a concert and master class.

In addition to visiting studio classes, Charlston and Solomon will perform works by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Telemann in a public performance of pieces for flute/recorder and harpsichord Sunday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. They also will conduct a master class on baroque performance practice Monday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. Both events, in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, are free and open to the public.


Charlston has recorded more than 40 commercial CDs on harpsichord, organ, virginals, clavichord and fortepiano. He is a faculty member at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he founded the department of historical performance. He also has taught for a number of years at the Lawrence London Centre.

His interest in 17th-century English music has produced a number of pioneering concerts and recording projects, including a recording of all Matthew Locke’s organ and harpsichord music. He is currently preparing the first recording of the manuscript of Padre Antoine Selosse.

Solomon, winner of the 1991 Moeck International Recorder Competition, is the director and co-founder of Florilegium, an early music ensemble based in London that has performed at major international festivals and concert series throughout Europe as well as the Americas.

As a soloist, Solomon has performed worldwide, including as a frequent guest principal flautist with the Sydney-based Australian Chamber Orchestra. Through Florilegium, he became involved in Bolivian Baroque music, creating the Arakaendar Bolivia Choir in 2005. His efforts to promote and preserve music of the Bolivian native Indians were recognized with the Hans Roth Prize in 2008, becoming the first European to receive the award.