Tom Beghin

Tom Beghin, a leading fortepianist and artistic researcher, has been praised for his eloquence and originality. With classicist Sander Goldberg he coedited Haydn and the Performance of Rhetoric, winner of the 2009 American Musicological Society Ruth A. Solie Award. His monograph The Virtual Haydn: Paradox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist (University of Chicago Press, 2015) followed his monumental recording of the complete solo Haydn (Naxos 2009/2011). An alumnus of the historically informed performance doctoral program at Cornell University, Tom first taught at UCLA and since 2003 has been associate professor at McGill University. He currently is the principal investigator of a research cluster at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Belgium, titled Declassifying the Classics, which focuses on the intersections of historical technologies and performance.