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Carolyn Gibley

Harpsichord, Organ

Carolyn’s love for music of the baroque period began at a young age and she was lucky enough to learn both the harpsichord and the recorder whilst at Chetham’s School of Music. She went on to study at the University of East Anglia and as a post-graduate at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Carolyn joined The Brook Street Band in 1999 and particularly relishes the small-scale ensemble playing that this brings. Alongside her performing role, she has transcribed Bach’s Organ Trio Sonatas for two violins and continuo and Handel’s recorder sonatas for cello. These have been recorded by The Brook Street Band on the AVIE label. Carolyn has also edited the songs of the 17th century Italian Luigi Rossi from manuscripts held in Christchurch College, Oxford. Among her work outside The Brook Street Band Carolyn has joined forces with fellow harpsichordist Robin Bigwood (Passacaglia) for some wonderfully noisy concerts of seventeenth and eighteenth century- music for 2 harpsichords. When not seated in the driving seat of the harpsichord, Carolyn can be found tending her large garden in rural Norfolk. She functions best on copious amounts of tea.