IGNACIO PREGO, HARPSICHORD
Selected as an English Concert American Fellow in 2014
Praised for his “overwhelming elegance” (Scherzo Magazine), Ignacio Prego is considered one of the leading Spanish harpsichordists of his generation. First Prizewinner at the 2012 Westfield International Harpsichord Competition, he has performed in major cities in Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia. Performances have included solo recitals in New York, Washington, Chicago, Ithaca, Miami, and London, as well as concerts with Maurice Steger and cellist Phoebe Carrai in New York and Washington. He is the founder and artistic director of the ensemble Flores de Musica, recently heard at the Hispanic Society in New York.
Prego studied harpsichord with Elisabeth Wright at Indiana University and with Kenneth Weiss and Richard Egarr at Juilliard Historical Performance. His CD under the label Verso entitled “Chromatic Fantasy,” dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach, was hailed by Scherzo Magazine as “outstanding mastery of Bach’s complex counterpoint architecture”; El Cultural-El Mundo described it as an “outstanding performance,” and the Juilliard Journal, “heavenly harpsichord music.” Prego recently released a recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's complete Goldberg Variations. He has continued to tour and perform around the world in small ensembles as a soloist. Prego, his wife, and young son currently live in Madrid.