Fuller, Albert

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Fuller, Albert

Fuller, Albert, American harpsichordist and teacher; b. Washington, D.C., July 21, 1926. He studied organ with Paul Callaway at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., then attended classes at the Peabody Cons, of Music and at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Univs. He studied harpsichord with Kirkpatrick at Yale Univ. and also theory there with Hindemith, graduating with a M.M. in 1954. He then went to Paris on a Ditson fellowship; upon his return to the U.S., he made his N.Y. recital debut in 1957; his European debut followed in 1959. In 1964 he became a prof. of harpsichord at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. He also was on the faculty of Yale Univ. from 1976 to 1979. From 1972 to 1983 he was founder-artistic director of the Aston Magna Foundation.

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