Bradley Brookshire has appeared on many of the world’s most important stages, including those of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Barbican Centre, the Library of Congress, the Museo del Prado, and Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall, among many others, as well as in the music festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Budapest, Paris (Festival des Cathedrales), Caramoor, and Vail. His unusual and imaginative approach to the harpsichord works of J.S. Bach has aroused widespread admiration.
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The New York Times noted, “his playing was everywhere stimulating and often provocative. The opportunity to share in this intelligent and unfailingly artistic exploration of the nature of the music proved satisfying; indeed it seemed important. Here is a harpsichordist of genuine flair, imagination, and humor as well as remarkable skill.”
The American Organist calls Brookshire “a brilliant performer.” And New York Newsday characterizes his harpsichord playing as “graceful, elegant, and fluid.”
The New York Times review of his performance of the French Suites at Carnegie Hall pointed to Brookshire’s “wonderful musicality, personality, and wit,” and declared it “a tour de force.”