Since moving to California in 1981, British-born harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo has become a popular Freeway Philharmonic collaborator with many organization including Jubilate, San Francisco Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley and Black Box Baroque. With his wife Marion Rubinstein, he co-directs The Albany Consort, now in its 42nd year, which tackles the entire spectrum of baroque music from duos to opera. He performs new music with violinist Karen Bentley Pollick, using the harpsichord in unusual contexts. Once a maker of instruments, Jonathan still enjoys voicing and repair work. He also considers moving harpsichords (generally single-handedly) and tuning them (he is an expert on early tuning systems) to be cherished parts of a harpsichordist’s life. Jonathan has two grownup children who are both fine musicians. In his spare time, he sings at Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto, teaches Alexander Technique, and runs a software consulting business.
Jonathan Salzedo, harpsichord