Pieter-Jan Belder | harpsichord
Since 1991, Pieter-Jan Belder has recorded more than 130 albums garnering him international recognition as a harpsichordist. He has made a significant contribution to the complete edition of all Bach’s works for the harpsichord (thirteen discs) and, following the success of these recordings, the complete works of Domenico Scarlatti for the harpsichord (thirty-six discs) and the keyboard works of Soler (eight discs) and Rameau (three discs).
With his own ensemble Musica Amphion he has made many recordings, including the complete works of Corelli, Telemann’s Tafelmusik, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and harpsichord concertos. In addition the ensemble has recorded the complete chamber music of Henry Purcell and eight discs dedicated to the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Belder is currently working on a complete recording of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and a double album with ostinato compositions from various composers.
Ever since 2005, Belder has been a frequent guest in the Royal Concertgebouw as conductor of Muscia Amphion. In 2011 he performed Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas with Sarah Connolly and Collegium Vocale Gent. In 2012 he conducted Musica Amphion and Collegium Vocale Gent in a programme of Handel and Vivaldi, also in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Belder was winner of the NDR-Musikpreis in Hamburg in 1997 and winner of the International Bach Competition Leipzig in 2000.