University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
In 1967, Bernard received a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Lausanne.
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In 1976, Brauchli received a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music.
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The clavichord, forerunner of the piano, was one of the most important instruments in Western keyboard history until the first decades of the nineteenth century. Bernard Brauchli's comprehensive history fills a major gap in the literature on this instrument. Beginning with the earliest-known references, he traces the clavichord's evolution up to the mid-nineteenth century, ending with a study of performance technique.
In 1967, Bernard received a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Lausanne. The same year, in 1967, he attained a virtuoso diploma from the Institute De Ribaupierre in Lausanne. Some time later, in 1976, Brauchli received a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Bernard's mentors include Luigi-Ferdinando Tagliavini and Macario Santiago Kastner.
Since 1972, Bernard has toured extensively throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and South America. He has traveled extensively, concertising, lecturing and introducing audiences to early keyboard instruments and historical performance practices. Bernard's major appearances have included the Boston Early Music Festival, the Shrine to Music Concert Series (South Dakota), the Festivals of Santander and San Sebastian (Spain), the Festival do Algarve, (Portugal), the Salzburg Festival and the Internationale Musikwochen in Millstadt (Austria), the Festival of Valère (Switzerland), the Corso Internazionale di Musica Antica in Urbino and the Festival dei Saraceni in Pamparato (Italy). His recordings include "The Renaissance Clavicord", "The Renaissance Clavicord II", "Keyboard Sonatas of Padre Antonio Soler" and others.
Between 1978 and 1982, Brauchli served as a professor at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. During the period from 1983 till 1992, he held the same post at the New England Conservatory of Music, also in Boston, a position he relinquished to move back to Europe, where, during his career, Bernard taught several summer programs.
During his lifetime, Brauchli has worked with national television and broadcasting stations in many countries, including WGBH National Public Radio Network in Boston, France-Culture, Radio Nacional y Televisión Española, Radio Nacional y Televisión de Venezuela, Radio Difusão Portuguesa and Radio Suisse Romande. In addition, Brauchli held a post of a president and music director at Cambridge Society for Early Music.
Nowadays, Brauchli continues to be highly interested in musical education most notably with the Corsi di Musica Antica a Magnano, which he founded in 1987. Currently, he also holds a post of a founder and director of the Festival Musica Antica a Magnano.
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Bernard Brauchli is an honorary lifetime member of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society and a member of the Clavichord Genootschap in Holland. He is also a president of the Swiss Clavichord Society, which he founded in 1995.
Bernard married Susan Orlando on June 7, 1975. Their marriage produced one daughter.