Following a dazzling international career specialising in the virtuoso repertoire for the harpsichord, Virginia has turned full circle and returned to her roots as a pianist.

She has once again delighted audiences with recent recitals in England and Europe comprising principally of works by Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Haydn and Schubert, together with some more contemporary works. She has also released a recording of the six Bach Partitas and recordings of Scarlatti and Rameau are in progress.

"…a communicative artist, extrovert, colourful, spontaneous but with a deep sense of poetry."

The Gramophone


Discography

  • Pianist and Harpsichordist Bach
  • Pianist and Harpsichordist Goldberg
  • Pianist and Harpsichordist Bach Sonatas
  • Pianist and Harpsichordist Scarlatti Sonatas

What The Critics Say

  • "In the average year there are many concerts/recitals that provoke admiration and respect, from which one emerges with a feeling of pleasure and "uplift", but those which are genuinely describable as exciting or thrilling come, like the spirit of delight, but rarely: one such was given by Virginia Black."

    Music And Musicians
  • "…Black's intimate style…yields arresting results…lilting, relaxed and gorgeously inflected."

    Gramophone.com Review of Bach Partitas CD
  • "…a dazzling performance from Virginia Black"

    Classical-Music.com
  • "…always tasteful and idiomatic…The recorded acoustic is warm yet clear. It has been a delight to get to know Black's playing"

    International Record Review
  • "…flows with a grace and effortlessness…"

    CD Review

Listen

Sonata in C major K159
Scarlatti

Sonata in D major K492
Scarlatti

Sonata in G major K427
Scarlatti

The Calm The Storm
Oliver Davis



Partita No.2 in C minor
BWV 826 - Sarabande
J S Bach

Partita No.2 in C minor
BWV 826 - Rondeaux
J S Bach

Partita No.2 in C minor
BWV 826 - Capriccio
J S Bach

Les Cyclopes
JEAN – PHILLIPE RAMEAU
 

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