Joyce Lindorff

Harpsichordist Dr. Joyce Lindorff has won rave reviews for her concerts in the US, Europe, and Asia. A graduate of The Juilliard School, University of Southern California and Sarah Lawrence College, she has received recitalist awards from the Pro Musicis Foundation and from the National Endowment for the Arts. Of her solo performances, The New York Times wrote, “It was brilliant music, brilliantly played, capping one of the most appealing recitals of the season,” and the Philadelphia Inquirer praised her “sterling clarity, insight, and dazzling technical mastery.” She has recorded for the Titanic, Centaur, CRI, Serenus, Digitech and Paladino labels. Continuo Magazine called her CD of Poglietti’s Rossignolo “absolutely breath-taking...without a doubt the most glorious harpsichord recording I have ever heard!” As an ensemble player Joyce Lindorff has appeared with the Waverly Consort, Hesperus, Tempesta di Mare, Newberry Consort, Charbonnier Viol Ensemble, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and others. After many years as a freelance harpsichordist in New York, she began her teaching career at Cornell University. A seven-year residence in China followed, including Fulbright professorships in China and Taiwan, and with performances as soloist with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and as Artist-in-Residence for Hong Kong’s classical radio station, RTHK. She regularly returns to perform and teach in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and China, where she is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Shanghai and China Conservatories. In addition to early music, Dr. Lindorff has commissioned and performed a vast repertoire of contemporary harpsichord repertoire, with many works composed for her. She is currently Professor of Keyboard Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she thoroughly enjoys working with her wonderful keyboard students and colleagues.