“Bach and the Lutheran Legacy” and
“Female Organists and Composers”
20-29 October, 2017

Annette Richards

As Professor of Music and University Organist at Cornell University, Annette Richards enjoys an active career as performer, scholar, and teacher. Laureate of international organ competitions at Dublin and Bruges, she gives concerts frequently in North America and Europe.

Annette Richards is founding editor of Keyboard Perspectives, a yearbook dedicated to historical performance and keyboard culture, but her scholarly work extends far beyond the organ and its music. She has a particular specialty in the music and music aesthetics of mid- to late-18th century Germany, and especially C. P. E. Bach. With David Yearsley she has edited the C. P. E. Bach: Complete Works edition. Her current project is a book on the musical gothic, entitled Music on the Dark Side of 1800.

Prof. Richards was educated at Oxford University, (BA, MA) Stanford University (PhD) and the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam (Performer’s Diploma, Uitvoerend Musicus), where she was a student of Jacques van Oortmerssen. She has won numerous honors, including fellowships at the Stanford Humanities Center, the Getty Center in Santa Monica and from the Mellon Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin.