Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Composer

 

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Elliot Figg is a keyboardist and composer from Dallas, Texas.  He graduated in 2012 from the Historical Performance Program at The Juilliard School in New York where he studied harpsichord with Kenneth Weiss.  Currently he is studying with Arthur Haas at the Yale School of Music.  Recent performances include Phillip Glass’ Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra with The New Juilliard Ensemble, as recitative harpsichordist in Don Giovanni with Juilliard Opera, and as organ soloist in Handel’s Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno with Juilliard415 and conductor William Christie.  In his time at Juilliard, Elliot has also worked with Ton Koopman, Richard Egarr, and Fabio Biondi among others. Elliot received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music composition from the University of North Texas where he studied composition with Cindy McTee and Joseph Klein, and harpsichord with Lenora McCroskey.  His own works combine Baroque performance techniques with altered tuning systems and modern formal approaches. One such work, Sonate für Violine und Generalbaß, was performed at the Boston Early Music Festival (2005).  And Music Shall Untune the Sky, on a text by John Dryden, was written for and recorded by tenor Richard Croft (2007).