Medea Bindewald

harpsichord
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Medea Bindewald seduces us [...] with the delicacy, the fire and the conviction of an accomplished artist.

Diapason no. 626


Having played the harpsichord since she was eight years old, Medea Bindewald belongs to the small group of "native speakers" on this instrument. Her performances are essentially characterised by her fine, dynamic touch, a natural flow and, above all, the idea to "play from the soul" as postulated by C.P.E. Bach in his  treatise Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen (The Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments).
latest News
Christmas Present in Preparation! 26. Oct 2016

Medea Bindewald's CD Project Jacob Kirkman crowdfunding campaign has reached 112% of its target! The project got support from people in Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the USA. Medea is currently busy working on the booklet not...

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Short Profile

NameBindewald, Medea
Born inGermany, Europe
Home LocationLoughborough, United Kingdom
Main languageGerman
attended UniversitiesHochschule für Musik Freiburg, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

CD Jacob Kirkman
This is the trailer of a soon to be released CD with works by the nearly forgotten London composer Jacob Kirkman (1746-1812), recorded by Medea Bindewald on original keyboard instruments from the Finchcocks collection (Kent, UK), with Nicolette Moonen (violin). 
CD Review: Jacques Duphly, Pièces de Clavecin (Coviello Classics COV 91404)

Medea Bindewald's CD of works by the French composer Jacques Duphly (with Nicolette Moonen, violin) was reviewed by Johan van Veen at musica Dei donum: "Medea Bindewald has made a representative selection [...] and delivers splendid performances. I especially like her subtle application of the notes inégales, for instance in La Forqueray which opens the programme. La Pothouin receives a quite dramatic performance." 29/06/2015

 
http://www.musica-dei-donum.org/cd_reviews/Coviello_COV91404_dhm_88843060462.html
2015-06-29 musica Dei donum,
""Medea Bindewald has made a representative selection from Duphly's four books, and delivers splendid performances. I especially like her subtle application of the notes inégales, for instance in La Forqueray which opens her programme. La Pouthouïn receives a quite dramatic performance.Nicolette Moonen is responsible for the colourful performance of the ad libitum violin parts.""
(Johan van Veen)
REVIEW from 2015-06-29  
Medea Bindewald, harpsichord
German harpsichordist Medea Bindewald, who is based in the United Kingdom, has just joined HELLO STAGE! Medea is a passionate soloist and ensemble player specialising in the performance of music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Find out more about Medea @ www.medeabindewald.com





 
Medea Bindewald plays Geminiani
Francesco Geminiani, Prelude (1743)

harpsichord after Henry Hemsch (Paris, 1751) by Christian Fuchs

live recorded in the dome of Worms (Germany) by Moritz Bergfeld in 2014




 
Travelling with one's own instrument...
Medea Bindewald's remarkable double manual Blanchet copy by Keith Hill (USA, 2006) is a real eye-catcher. It has a painted soundboard, and lid and exterior are enhanced by a Chinoiserie decoration. It certainly requires a lot of dedication to travel with such an instrument, but the luxurious sound of it makes up for the effort! The instrument is located in the UK, but has been taken to Germany for Medea's recent concert tour. 
Playing Kirkman on a Kirkman
Medea Bindewald recorded music by Jacob Kirkman (1746-1812), nephew of the London harpsichord maker of the same name, playing an instrument by his uncle. This picture has been taken at Finchcocks Musical Museum. More infos about the recording project coming soon! 
Radio Review of CD Jacques Duphly, Pièces de Clavecin
2014-03-27 SWR2 Alte Musik, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
"Medea Bindewald [...] plays this music with the ideal blend of tenderness and drive, with a lot of taste and feeling for the wide range of nuances, which – as is so often the case with French music – only make their appearance in between the lines."
(Doris Blaich)
REVIEW from 2014-03-27  
5 de Diapason for CD Jacques Duphly, Pièces de Clavecin (Coviello Classics)
2014-07-01 Diapason no. 626, Montrouge Cedex, France
"[...] Medea Bindewald seduces us with her performance on a fine harpsichord of the French school [...], that she plays with the delicacy, the fire and the conviction of an accomplished artist. The original ideas about registration, which are applied with discretion, as well as her subtle work on the jeu inégal show that the delicate development of the interpretation of French music often comes from our neighbouring friends…

The added ornaments refresh the ways in which we listen. The sense of construction is as admirable in the sizeable Chaconne as it is in the modest yet touching Rondeau in C. La Médée deploys a wonderful vigour without ever yielding to brutality.

Supported by the excellent [violinist] Nicolette Moonen, the German harpsichordist presents a remarkable version of the pieces with violin, which is sensitive to the dance as well as to the theatrical dimensions of the musical language. This beautiful version will be ranked equal to the complete recording by Christophe Rousset.
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(Philippe Ramin)
REVIEW from 2014-07-01  
Candlelight Concert

This coming Saturday 19 December 2015 at 7.30pm:




Candlelight Concert
Christmas Music from the Baroque Era
at Rothley Parish Church LE7 7PD (UK)




with
VERMILION:
Olivia Bell – soprano
Nicolette Moonen – violin
Susanna Pell – viola da gamba
Medea Bindewald - harpsichord




works by T Merula, HIF Biber, D Buxtehude, GPh Telemann, M Marais, A Campra, J-F Tapray and GF Handel




Tickets £10 (£8 Seniors & Students) including mulled wine and mince pies:
phone 0116 267 34 35 (Charles Poole)
or at Dolce & Verde Coffee House, Woodgate, Rothley




Parking facilities at Victoria Mills, Fowke Street LE7 7PJ

 
at Villa Stützel Event GmbH (Aalen, Germany) 
Congenial Listening Experience
2016-06-22 Aalener Kulturjournal, Aalen
"A detailed account of the afternoon at Villa Stützel "Musikalisches Rendezvous" on 19th June 2016, including various photographs, has been published at Aalener Kulturjournal. Reviewer Herbert Kullmann has spared no effort to describe the exclusive atmosphere at Villa Stützel painting a lively picture of the event. A translated extract of the article will be added later."
(Herbert Kullmann)
REVIEW from 2016-06-22  
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