Well known in the New York area, Rebecca Pechefsky has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and the eighteenth-century Morris-Jumel Mansion, where she is co-director of the early-music series Music at Morris-Jumel. Outside New York she has been heard at the Boston Early Music Festival and in the concert series of the San Diego Harpsichord Society; the Harpsichord Center (Pasadena and Brentwood, California); the Miami Bach Society; the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; the Berkeley Festival; with the Baroque Orchestra of Maine; and in other venues across the country.
A frequent performer at the American Festival of Microtonal Music, she can be heard on its recent compact discs Early and Odysseus (by Johnny Reinhard). For Quill Classics she has recorded a recital of works by Brunnemüller, Bach, and La Guerre (QC 1001), the complete harpsichord music of François d’Agincour (QC 1002 and 1004), and Bach and His Circle (QC 1006). With Andrew Bolotowsky she has recorded sonatas by Johann Ludwig Krebs for Baroque flute and harpsichord (QC 1003) and flute works by J. S. Bach (also with cellist David Bakamjian; QC 1008, forthcoming). With Brooklyn Baroque, of which she is a founding member (with Bolotowsky and Bakamjian), she can be heard on Northern Lights (QC 1005), a program of German Baroque works, and The Pleasures of the French (QC 1007), a recital of eighteenth-
century French works. (For more information on Brooklyn Baroque, click on the button to the left.) Her recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, was released in May 2009. Her recordings have been played across the United States on NPR stations, and Bach and His Circle won the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Award for best Classical Solo Album. Recent projects include a video of François Couperin’s 25th Ordre produced by Quill Classics and Overtone Films and filmed Morris-Jumel Mansion, individual movements of which may be viewed on the Quill Classics channel on Youtube.
Also committed to new music, Ms. Pechefsky has premiered works by Mary Inwood, Graham Lynch, Frank J. Oteri, Louis Pelosi, Johnny Reinhard, and Ben Yarmolinsky. Currently organist at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Glendale, Queens, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Erik Ryding, with whom she has coauthored Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere, winner of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.
Harpsichord Recital (works by Bach, Brunnemuller and La Guerre). Quill Classics 1001
Francois d’Agincour, Complete Works, volumes 1 & 2. Quill Classics 1002 & 1003
Bach and His Circle. Quill Classics 1006
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. Quill Classics 1009
Johann Ludwig Krebs, Sonatas for Flute & Harpsichord. Quill Classics 1003 (with Andrew Bolotowsky)
Northern Lights (with Brooklyn Baroque). QC 1005
The Pleasures of the French (with Brooklyn Baroque) Quill Classics 1007
Bach, Sonatas for Flute (Andrew Bolotowsky). Quill Classics 1008
Forthcoming in 2013: Harpsichord Music of Johann Ludwig Krebs to commemorate the 300th anniversary of his birth.
More detailed information can be found at http://www.rebeccapechefsky.com/quilllclassics