LISA GOODE CRAWFORD
Lisa Goode Crawford, Emerita Professor of Harpsichord at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, was a central figure in that institution’s early music program from 1973–2005. In 1968 she was one of the first winners of the Erwin Bodky Award for performers of early music. She has given solo and ensemble performances throughout the United States and in Europe and Japan. She was a member of the renowned Oberlin Baroque Ensemble and has been a faculty artist at the summer Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin since 1974. She has performed with Apollo’s Fire, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, and numerous other groups, most recently with the Cleveland-based ensemble, Les Délices, specializing in French music. Together with Mitzi Meyerson, she has recorded two-harpsichord arrangements of the harpsichord music of Gaspard Le Roux, using two eighteenth-century French harpsichords in the Russell Collection at the University of Edinburgh. She edited the keyboard music of Pancrace Royer for the series Le Pupitre published by Heugel (Paris), has recorded solo works of Royer and Rameau and J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and has participated in many ensemble recordings. After producing and directing Royer’s ballethéroïque Le Pouvoir de l’Amour, 1743, at Oberlin (February 2002), she made a scholarly edition of this operaballet, which was published in 2006 by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. Lisa Goode Crawford holds the A.B. and M.A. degrees in music from Harvard University. She divides her time between Paris and Oberlin.