a virtual journal and essential blog of the classical music scene in greater Boston
Lee Eiseman, publisher; Robert Levin, advisor; David Moran, assisting editor; Bettina A. Norton, emerita editor
About: Tamar Hestrin Grader
Tamar Hestrin Grader, harpsichordist, divides her time between performing and completing her A.B. in musicology at Harvard College. Her solo repertoire ranges through the Renaissance and Baroque periods. She is an avid continuo player in both chamber groups and orchestra, and has a particular interest in Baroque techniques of improvisation. Since coming to Boston, Tamar has been studying piano with Ya-Fei Chuang, and harpsichord with Peter Sykes. She has participated in masterclasses with John Kitchen, Arthur Haas, Jesper Christensen, Francis Fitch, Sarah Freiburg, Robert Levin, Gonzalo Ruiz, Judy Tarling, Paul Simmonds, Alison Crum, and Jane Hershey, and has attended the Amherst Baroque Academy, the Sommerakademie at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, and the Piccola Accademia di Montisi. She is also President of the Harvard Organ Society and Co-General Manager of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. In her free time, Tamar enjoys playing clavichord, organ, fortepiano, and viola da gamba.