Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord
Hailed as a “splendid harpsichordist” (Chicago Tribune) and praised for his “supportive style” and “breathtaking, rapid-fire passagework” (Chicago Classical Review) Mark Shuldiner maintains a rigorous performance schedule. Most recently Mr. Shuldiner could be heard playing harpsichord for Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Mozart’s Lucio Silla. Mark has also appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on a number of occasions, playing organ and harpsichord under the batons of Riccardo Muti, Harry Bicket, and Nicolas Kraemer. In November of 2014, Mr. Shuldiner appeared as the harpsichord soloist in the CSO’s performance of J.S. Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto. Mr. Shuldiner has also been seen performing for Music of the Baroque, The Newberry Consort, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Callipygian Players, Catacoustic, and many others. While primarily a performer, Mark also runs the Chicago-based harpsichord workshop – 3rd Coast Harpsichord. The shop specializes in providing tuning and maintenance support to a variety of institutions and private owners including The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, North Park University, Roosevelt University, and Sarah Lawrence College in New York.