Selection of programmes

Either totally baroque or combined with new music written for Maya Homburger and Malcolm Proud by Barry Guy. There is also a programme which involves Barry Guy on double bass, conceived originally for the Bach Fest in Leipzig.

A performance of the complete set of Bach's six sonatas for harpsichord and violin can be staged in two sets, on the same day.

We can also offer a performance of all the Mystery Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber, played with a continuo group of harpsichord/organ, lute, harp, viola da gamba and bass.

Italian, German and French Baroque Music

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)
Sonata No.1 Opus 5 in D major for violin & continuo
Grave, Allegro-Adagio, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro

G.Ph.Telemann (1681–1767)
Fantasia No. 12 in A minor for solo violin
Moderato, Vivace, Presto

J.S.Bach (1685–1750)
Sonata No.1 in B minor – violin and harpsichord
Adagio, Allegro, Andante, Allegro


François Couperin (1668-1733)
Five Pieces from the 5th Ordre for harpsichord in A major
La Logiviére (Allemande), Courante, Sarabande la Dangereuse, Gigue, Les Ondes

J.S. Bach
Sonata for harpsichord and violin E-major BWV 1016
Adagio, Allegro, Adagio ma non tanto, Allegro

J.S. Bach Six Sonatas for violin and harpsichord
BWV1014 - 1019

1. Concert

No 1 in B minor BWV1014 Adagio, Allegro, Andante, Allegro
No 2 in A major BWV1015 Allegro, Andante un poco, Presto
No 3 in E major BWV1016 Adagio, Allegro, Adagio ma non tanto, Allegro

2. Concert

No 4 in C minor BWV1017 Largo, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro
No 5 in F minor BWV1018 Allegro, Adagio, Vivace
No 6 in G major BWV1019 Allegro, Largo, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro

Baroque and New Music

H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704)
Mystery Sonata No.1 "Annunciation"

Barry Guy
"Aglais" for solo violin

J.S. Bach
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue

J.S. Bach
Sonata for harpsichord and violin BWV1017 in c-minor
Largo, Allegro, Adagio, Allegro

Barry Guy
"Celebration" for solo violin

J.S. Bach
Sonata for harpsichord and violin E-major BWV 1016
Adagio, Allegro, Adagio ma non tanto, Allegro

MAYA HOMBURGER baroque violin
MALCOLM PROUD harpsichord
BARRY GUY doublebass

Barry Guy
Improvisation for solo Bass

J.S. Bach
Sonata for harpsichord and violin b-minor BWV 1014
Adagio, Allegro, Andante, Allegro

Barry Guy
Improvisation for solo Bass

Barry Guy
"Celebration" for solo violin with improvising bass

J.S. Bach:
Chromatique Fantasy and Fugue in d-minor, for harpsichord BWV903

Barry Guy
"Bubblets" for violin and harpsichord

J.S. Bach
Sonata for harpsichord and violin in E-major BWV 1016
Adagio, Allegro, Adagio ma non tanto, Allegro

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Malcolm Proud won first prize at the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition in 1982. He has performed at all the major Irish festivals and has toured Finland, Denmark, Holland, U.K., Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, U.S.A., Japan, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Belgium, Austria and Portugal. In 2016 he gave harpsichord recitals at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, at Fenton House in London playing the Queen’s 1612 Ruckers, at the Cobbe Collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments in Hatchlands, Surrey, and at Handel House in London.
Organist of St. Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny, his CD of Bach’s Clavierübung III recorded on the Metzler Organ at Stein am Rhein in Switzerland was released in 2008 on the Maya Recordings label.
In 2010 Malcolm Proud played all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists at the London Proms and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. He is co-founder with Swiss violinist Maya Homburger of Camerata Kilkenny and has performed concertos with the Academy of Ancient Music and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
He has recorded Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto with both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the English Baroque Soloists. His most recent recording - J.S. Bach’s Six Partitas for Harpsichord on the Maya Recordings Label - has been critically acclaimed.

Malcolm Proud wurde in Dublin geboren und studierte bei Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. 1982 erhielt er den ersten Preis der Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition und schlug als Organist und Cembalist eine internationale Laufbahn ein. Er spielte unter anderem mit dem Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment unter der Leitung von Gustav Leonhardt, den English Baroque Soloists unter Sir John Eliot Gardiner, dem Gabrieli Consort und der Academy of Ancient Music und ist Mitglied des Irish Baroque Orchestra sowie Mitbegründer der Camerata Kilkenny. Zu Malcolm Prouds Aufnahmen gehören Bachs Goldberg- Variationen, das Brandenburgische Konzert 5 sowie die sechs Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo, die er gemeinsam mit Maya Homburger auf CD eingespielt hat. Er hat Aufzeichnungen für Maya Recordings, EMI, Virgin, Deutsche Grammophon, Claddagh, Meridian, CRD, Centaur, RCA und Hyperion gemacht und ist in ganz Irland und Grossbritannien sowie in zahlreichen weiteren europäischen Ländern, in Nordamerika und in Japan aufgetreten. Malcolm Proud war für viele Jahre Dozent für den BA- Studiengang Musik des Waterford Institute of Technology und ist Organist der St. Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny.


"... Maya Homburger's playing soared above the often virtuosically busy harpsichord with an apparent rhythmical freedom and improvisatory freshness that released the music from the printed score and endowed it with a life of its own."

Irish Times, March 97

"This Duo ... makes Bach's music sound so natural that the mere thought of a modern violin and piano in this repertoire is slightly repellent. Homburger does not find the use of a period instrument limiting; on the contrary, her baroque violin can be both romantically warm, as it was in the slow movements of sonatas 1021 and 1017, and also brisk and down to earth in the fast movements."

Douglas Sealy, Irish Times 2002

"Malcolm Proud is one of those musicians who is set apart by virtue of his gift of rhythm. It's not a matter of correctness or, in the simple sense, of accuracy. It goes much deeper than that. It's as if, at least when the music is by Bach, he is gripped by some almost superhuman force. And the ineluctable constraints he experiences being translate in his playing into an imposing, visionary inevitability ... It is hard to imagine that this year of Bach celebrations will produce an organ recital more memorable than this."

Michael Dervan, Irish Times 2000

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Technical rider

For concerts within Ireland we provide our own harpsichord.

In Europe and America we need to have a one or two manual harpsichord provided and tuned. It needs to be a copy of an Italian or French historic instrument, depending on the programme.

Tuned A - 415 Valotti
1 music stand


H.I.F. BIBER, MYSTERY SONATAS Maya Homburger (solo) with Camerata Kilkenny, MCD0603
J.S.BACH, MUSICAL OFFERING Camerata Kilkenny and Wilbert Hazelzet (flute) , Maya Recordings MCD1003
THE PIPER AND THE FAIRY QUEEN Camerata Kilkenny, RTÉlyric fm CD156 (2018)