Terence Charlston

Terence Charlston is a British harpsichordist, organist and clavichord player, specialising in early instruments. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, and studied music at Keble College, Oxford, where he was an organ scholar.

He was a member of London Baroque (1995-2007) and Florilegium (2011-2019). He is co-editor of English Keyboard Music c1650-c1700.

He is chair of historical keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music in London, where he teaches harpsichord.

He has helped to guide the young vocal ensemble Amici Voices and has guest directed most of the group's concerts and recording projects.


A selection of articles about Terence Charlston

CD Spotlight. Personal Choice - C P E Bach's Spiritual Songs, heard by Robert Anderson. '... the clavichord, wonderfully sensitive as it is, cannot stand up to a concert singer ...'

CD Spotlight. Exceptional Assurance - J S Bach organ sonatas, heard by Howard Smith. '... an immensely satisfying conclusion.'

Ensemble. Imaginative and ambitious - Rex Harley discovers the Crickhowell Festival

CD Spotlight. A delightful airing - The keyboard music of Matthew Locke, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... crisp and lively ...'