Reviewers have hailed award-winning harpsichordist Adam Pearl’s playing has been hailed by reviewers as “virtuosic”, “daringly original”, “fresh and right”, “blistering”, and “dexterous”. He has been principal harpsichordist for Tempesta di Mare since 2005 and performs on occasion with Chatham Baroque, the Folger Consort, the Catacoustic Consort, the American Bach Soloists, the Bach Sinfonia, and Opera Lafayette. As music director of American Opera Theater, Dr. Pearl has directed numerous productions from the keyboard, including Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Cavalli’s La Calisto and La Didone, Charpentier’s David et Jonathas, and Handel’s Acis and Galatea and fully staged productions of Messiah and Jephtha. Dr. Pearl is a member of the Early Music faculty at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; he also teaches at the Amherst Early Music Festival and the Madison Early Music Festival. Pearl holds the degrees of BM in piano performance and DMA in harpsichord performance from the Peabody Conservatory, and he is a laureate of the 2001 Jurow and 2004 Bruges international harpsichord competitions.