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Johnstone, James (harpsichord)
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James Johnstone (harpsichord)

For more than two decades James Johnstone has been active as a soloist and continuo player, performing and recording with all the major UK-based period instrument ensembles, as well as groups in Germany, Canada, Italy and Holland. He has worked with conductors such as Bernard Haitink and Simon Rattle and symphony orchestras of Chicago and Boston.

These days his interests are focused on recital work, chamber music and teaching. As a recitalist, he has performed throughout the UK as well as in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, Israel, Colombia and most recently the USA.

He appears on twenty-two recordings on Deutsche Grammophon with the Gabrieli Consort and Players, ten discs with Florilegium, and was the first European to record on an 18th century organ built by the indigenous Indians in Santa Ana, Bolivia. He has also recorded six solo discs of works by Blow, Gibbons, E Pasquini, Cornet, Elizabethan Virginalists and a Bach recital on the Waalse Kerk organ, Amsterdam.

Besides Trio Sonnerie, he currently works with the Monteverdi Choir, Trinity Baroque, I Furiosi, Harmonie Universelle Cologne and La Serenissima. James is professor of early keyboards at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Albums
'Vivaldi: Concerti con molti istromenti' (CDH55439)
Vivaldi: Concerti con molti istromenti
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55439  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
On other labels
'Marais: La Gamme & other 'morceaux de simphonie'' (CKD434)
Marais: La Gamme & other 'morceaux de simphonie'
MP3 £8.00FLAC £10.00ALAC £10.00 Studio Master: FLAC 24-bit 96 kHz £18.00ALAC 24-bit 96 kHz £18.00 CKD434  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Complete works available for download
ANTOINE FORQUERAY  (1671-1745)
Suite No 1 in D minor with Trio Sonnerie
MARIN MARAIS  (1656-1728)
La Gamme en forme de petit opéra with Trio Sonnerie
Sonate à la Marésienne with Trio Sonnerie
Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris with Trio Sonnerie
ANTONIO VIVALDI  (1678-1741)
Concerto in C major, RV555 with Rebecca Miles (recorder), Emma Murphy (recorder), Katharina Spreckelsen (oboe), Colin Lawson (chalumeau), Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Katherine McGillivray (viola all'inglese), Jane Norman (viola all'inglese), James O'Donnell (harpsichord)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Allemande: La Laborde  Movement 1 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
Concerto in C major, RV555 (Vivaldi)
La Bellmont  Movement 4 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Cottin  Movement 3 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Couperin  Movement 6 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Forqueray  Movement 2 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
La Gamme en forme de petit opéra (Marais)
La Portugaise  Movement 5 of Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
Sonate à la Marésienne (Marais)
Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont de Paris (Marais)
Suite No 1 in D minor (Forqueray)
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