"Sublime performances ... simply breathtaking, all thunder and lightning." -- Classics.com
"Cerasi's performances are superlative throughout. Her playing is an object lesson in how to create light-and-shade on the harpsichord...from subtle, richly-nuanced reflection to dazzling virtuosity." -- Goldberg
Carole Cerasi won the Gramophone Award for her first recording with Metronome. The title also won the French Diapason d'Ord'Année, as did her subsequent releases of C.P.E. Bach and Tomkins.
Born in Sweden of Sephardi/Turkish origins, Carole Cerasi has been based in London since 1982. She has long been recognized as having a special affinity with the French clavecinistes, while her repertoire extends from the English virginalists through all the national styles to the early sonatas of Haydn and Beethoven, which she performs on fortepiano. She first became interested in the harpsichord at the age of eleven and was invited three years later by Kenneth Gilbert as the youngest participant in his course in Antwerp. She also had lessons from Gustav Leonhardt and Ton Koopman. Cerasi is now professor of harpsichord at the Yehudi Menuhin School of fortepiano and harpsichord at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London.