Besides being an important solo instrument with a wide range of repertoire spanning the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the harpsichord is also an important member of the continuo section, which provides the bass and harmonic grounding and accompaniment to Baroque music.

There are very few harpsichords in Malaysia, and all are in private of corporate ownership. We would like to make this instrument more accessible, more open to the public, and just played more often.

In 2017 we resolved to acquire a harpsichord for this purpose, and we quickly found that the most cost-effective way (indeed the only financially-viable option for us) was to build a single manual harpsichord ourselves from parts supplied by The Paris Workshop, which is a leading maker of these remarkable instruments.

The harpsichord we are building is modelled after an original by Ruckers.

Harpsichord Specifications

RANGE:                    56+1 notes (GG to d’’’) transposable to A=392,

415 and 440

DISPOSITION:     Two 8’ registers

DIMENSION:       205cm X 84cm X 27cm (excluding stand)

STAND:                    The harpsichord may be dismounted and

 the stand is collapsible

STOOL:                     Yes

MUSIC DESK:       Yes

LID:                            Lid is removable

Amount raised

RM31,140

TARGET: RM31,140

  • Busking at Publika (Lin, Kenneth, Andrew, U-En)

  • Andrew Filmer's Practise Workshop (KL: 20th Oct)

  • Individual donations by Tan Pek Leng (RM300) & Angelia Yoon (RM100)

  • Contribution from Wicked Music People Quartet 

        (Raised through gigs/events by Lin, Kenneth, Kok Leong & U-En)

  • Donation by Ensemble Virama (for keyboard rental)

  • Donation by KL City Opera (for participation in masterclass)

  • From Star Wars gig (Lin, Kenneth, Andrew, Max, U-En)

  • Contribution from WMP December Concerts

  • Andrew Filmer's Practise Workshop (PENANG: 27th Dec)

  • Individual Donations from Wicked Music People (from concert earnings)

  • Donation from Mokhzani Mahathir via Attune Buskers (Jan 2018)

  • Amount raised from WMP Trio Concert (KL: 1st April 2018)

  • Donation by Chaing Yi Ling (for keyboard rental)

  • Donation by Annie (from Trio Concert, April 2018)

  • Donations from 'Bach in 3 Flavours' - 23 June 2018

  • Musicians contributions from 'Bach in 3 Flavours' (Lin, Kenneth, U-En, Andrew, Tina)

  • Earnings from George Town Festival - 1 Sep 2018

  • From Juan Montoya's Workshop - 14 Nov 2018

  • Contribution from Revelations Concert (by WMP)

  • Audience donations from Revelations Concert

  • Donation from Jeanette Wong

  • Funds raised from WMP harpsichord launch concert

  • From Ibi Aziz's solo concert, Risonanze

  • Donation from Runa Baagoe

  • Donation from Ang Mei Foong

  • Donations from UPM Music Faculty outreach - 24 May 2019

  • Harpsichord rental by Melaka Classics

  • Harpsichord rental by Bachfest Malaysia

  • Harpsichord rental by Sunway University

  • Harpsichord rental for Winds of Time and Sweet Harmonies KL  (supported by CENDANA)

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Read about how we built the harpsichord HERE

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