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Kim Heindel (Organ, Harpsichord, Lautenwerk)

Born: USA

The American harpsichordist and organist, Kim Heindel, holds a B.M. degree in organ performance from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ and an M.M. in harpsichord performance from New England Conservatory, Boston, MA.

As an harpsichordist and organist, Kim Heindel specializes in the music of J.S. Bach and the Baroque Period, but also performing the music of later periods as well. His keyboard skills include also piano and lautenwerk. In 1988 he commissioned the first lautenwerk to be built in North America from harpsichord maker Willard Martin, collaborating with the builder on the project. His pioneering first recording on that instrument was named to Gramophone magazine´s Critic´s Choice list.

Kim Heindel has performed concerts and recitals all over the USA and did several concert tours of Germany. Critics have acclaimed his interpretations as not only "historically informed"(Cleveland Plain Dealer) but also ïnstinctive and utterly right for each piece. "He played the best Bach I've heard in 20 years" (American Record Guide). He has recorded on the Gasparo and Dorian record labels, and taught at colleges in eastern Pennsylvania.

In his second life, Kim Heindel moved to Covington to start a business with his partner Rick Hoffman, who is a potter. Following the completion of renovations, the second floor of a building in Pike Street houses the New Fair Gallery (a community-based art gallery) as well as his music studio, where he continues to teach harpsichord and organ students. He continue to remain active as a musician, but on a less ambitious scale, serving as organist at Mount Washington Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Source: Bits & pieces from various websites
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2008)

Kim Heindel: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

Kim Heindel (Official Website)

Kim Heindel (Covington Art Merchants)

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