Donald Livingston


Donald Livingston is sought after for his performance on harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ, and collaborates with musicians from across the musical spectrum.  A Candidate for the Doctor of Music in Early Keyboard from the Early Music Institute of the renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, he has studied with Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord), Larry Smith (organ), and has sung under the direction of Thomas Binkley and Paul Hillier, and has been a member of the Rose Ensemble.  In addition to being director of Ensemble Col Basso and host of the HausMusik House Concerts series, he has been associate director of Consortium Carissimi and has performed with such ensembles as Lyra Baroque, the Bach Society of Minnesota, and Glorious Revolution Baroque, as well as soloists such as Cléa Galhano, Nerea Berraondo, Fernando Bustos, Maria Jette, and Emma Kirkby. His current endeavors are focused on developing the Twin Cities Early Music Festival, which had its inaugural festival in 2014, and celebrates 2015 with three weeks of daily concerts that culminate in a performance of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (1762). He is also adjunct professor of harpsichord at Concordia University-St. Paul.