Michael Borgstede

Instruments: Baroque Ensemble | Harpsichord | Keyboards

German harpsichordist, fortepianist and organist Michael Borgstede has been described as one of the most exciting virtuosos of his generation on historical keyboard instruments. As a soloist and member of the chamber music ensemble Musica ad Rhenum, he has toured most of Europe, the United States, Asia, South America and the Middle East and performed at the most prestigious venues and festivals. Michael Borgstede is professor of harpsichord and Basso Continuo at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.

In his recordings as well as in live performances Michael strives for contrast and drama, for an interpretation which does justice to the rhetoric and affect of Baroque music. Apart from his extensive concert activities he has taught at several institutions and is regularly invited to give masterclasses and lectures on aspects of Historical Performance Practice.

2022 Festival Performances include:
The complete Biber Mystery Sonatas with Ensemble Vintage Koln
J.S. Bach Gamba Sonatas 1-3 with Rainer Zipperling

Michael Borgstede ©Marco Borggreve
Arts Council - funding music
Crespo Foundation
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
RTE Lyric FM
Creative Places West Cork Islands
Irish Examiner
Maritime Hotel
IMRO - Irish Music Rights Organisation