HKSNA | 4th International Conference | Montreal

The Historical Keyboard Society of North America

will hold its Fourth Annual Meeting, coinciding with the Ninth Aliénor Harpsichord Composition Competition, at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, May 21−24, 2015.

The conference, entitled

French Connections: Networks of Influence and Modes of Transmission of French Baroque Keyboard Music

aims to deepen the understanding of French baroque keyboard music, its style, influence, transmission, and the different teaching traditions that nourished it.

Nearly 40 papers, lecture-recitals, and mini-recitals will be presented
during the conference. Evening events will include an organ-harpsichord
recital by Peter Sykes on Thursday (May 21), an organ-harpsichord concert
given by former students of John Grew, Organist Emeritus at McGill
University, on Friday (May 22), and the Aliénor Finals Concert on Saturday
(May 23).

Guest artist Peter Sykes will give a master class on Friday May 22 at

The 2015 conference website can be found at:


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