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A Year of Adventures on the High Keys for Conservatory Keyboard Students and Graduates

 


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Michael Sponseller '97, AD '00, won first prize in the 2002 Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, sponsored by the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society and held in March 2002 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sponseller, who studied harpsichord with Professor of Harpsichord Lisa Goode Crawford, performed a selection of various 17th- and 18th-century works, including a newly commissioned piece, Toccata, by Kent Holliday.

Sponseller also holds a performance certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music, The Hague, The Netherlands, and is a two-time prizewinner at the prestigious International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, Belgium. His other awards include first prizes at the American Bach Soloists International Harpsichord Competition, the First of America Young Artists Competition, and second prize in the Concours International de Clavecin in Montreal, Canada. He has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both soloist and chamber musician and appears on recordings for Electra, Naxos, and Vanguard Classics.

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