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Mike BardsleyMike Bardsley – Harpsichord

Following a Junior Exhibition to Trinity College of Music, Mike read Music at Dartington College of Arts where he studied piano and harpsichord with Roy Truby and John Wellingham.   Whilst at Dartington he was able to take advantage of master classes with several eminent visiting harpsichordists, including Christopher Hogwood and more recently he has studied with Penelope Cave.

After teaching music in County Durham and Oxfordshire he moved into Adult Education and worked in that field until 2015.  He performs as a piano and harpsichord accompanist and recitalist with a variety of soloists. Over the last few years Mike has worked with the ensembles 4’s Company and Good Company as a piano accompanist and with The Compton Chamber Ensemble, which concentrates on the Baroque repertoire. As a soloist he has given harpsichord recitals in Chelmsford Cathedral, Sulgrave Manor, Chastleton House and Chipping Norton Theatre.