Nicola Matteis

Italian

One of Britain's leading early keyboard specialists, Gerald Gifford began his career as Assistant Organist at Ely Cathedral and Director of Music at the King's School, Ely. In 1975 he was appointed to the professorial staff at London's Royal College of Music and is currently Reader of Performance Practice and a Professor of Organ and Harpsichord. His activities combine performance, teaching and scholarly research.

As a performer, Gerald broadcasts regularly and has made more than sixty records, several of which have won international awards. As an organ consultant, he has advised the Universities of Cambridge and Hull, and has been involved in several restoration and conservation projects. He has published editions of early music for Oxford University Press and has research interests in British musicians of the 18th century.

He lives in Thornham, Norfolk and is Honorary Keeper of Music at Burghley House in Lincolnshire.

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