About Me

Praised by The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon) for her “masterful solo performances” and “brilliant” playing, harpsichordist Alice M. Chuaqui Baldwin has performed as a soloist and continuo artist throughout North America and abroad. She holds a doctorate in harpsichord from Indiana University and studied with harpsichordists Elisabeth Wright and Jacques Ogg.

 

Named one of Early Music America's 2021 Emerging Artists, Alice has worked with a wide variety of Baroque and period-instrument specialists in a myriad of different settings. From 2014–16 she served as a continuo artist at the Oregon Bach Festival, performing with His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Masaaki Suzuki, Rachel Podger, Matthew Halls, Monica Huggett, Craig Hella Johnson, and Helmuth Rilling during her tenure there. In 2014 she also performed a program of 17th-century Italian Baroque music with the ensemble Arethusa Musica at the Berkeley Early Music Festival.

 

In 2018 she worked at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute as part of their continuo team, and that same year she was also awarded a Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal Fellowship to attend the inaugural Juilliard summer Baroque academy at the Piccola Accademia in Montisi, Italy. Alice was also a student at the American Bach Soloists Academy that year, and was twice a participant in the Tafelmusik Winter Institute.

 

Alice was the featured young artist in the January 2019 issue of Early Music America magazine and was interviewed as part of their “Early to Rise” series. She also runs a YouTube channel all about historical performance practice, called "Exploring Early Music with Dr. Alice Chuaqui Baldwin."


In addition to her early music pursuits, Alice is also an active performer of new music. She has premiered several works, most recently a piece for solo harpsichord—Triptych of Life—by her husband, composer Nicolas Chuaqui.

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