Robert Hill

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Robert Hill, professor for historical keyboard instruments and performance practice at the Staat - liche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in Germany, studied harpsichord with Gus tav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam, receiving his Soloist Diploma in 1974. In 1987 he earned his doctorate at Harvard University with a dissertation on the authenticity and sources of the early key - board music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His musical inter ests range from the performance of keyboard rep ertoire from about 1600 through the 19th century. He has won several prestigious awards, includ ing a National Endowment for the Arts Solo Reci - talist Award (1983) and the Cannes Classical Award 2002 for his recording with Guido Larisch of works for violoncello and fortepiano by Ferdinand Ries.