Mark Kroll

Mark Kroll


• Born 1946


Mark Kroll is an American harpsichordist and fortepianist. He attended City University of New York, where he earned his bachelor's degree in musicology, and he received his master's degree in harpsichord from Yale University in 1971. He studied harpsichord with Scarlatti authority Ralph Kirkpatrick. Kroll was a recipient of a Senior Fulbright Award from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and various other fellowships, stipends, and awards. He made his first appearance at Carnegie Hall in 1975, and since then he has toured the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe, appearing as a guest artist at numerous music festivals around the world. He has performed in concert with Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Simon Rattle, and Charles Dutoit, and since 1979 he has been the harpsichordist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire includes Baroque and Classical music by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Domenico Scarlatti, François Couperin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as contemporary American harpsichord works. He has written several books, including an authoritative biography on Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and co-edited with Lewis Lockwood the Violin Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven.