SBO Spotlight: Jillon Stoppels Dupree, Harpsichordist
Five Seattle Baroque Orchestra musicians including Jillion, have come together after many months of being isolated at home to practice, record, and celebrate music for the upcoming performance of COMING TOGETHER: MUSIC FROM MORAVIA on October 17, 2020. Learn more about her below.
Jillon Stoppels Dupree, has been described as “one of the country’s top Baroque musicians, a superior soloist and a baroque star” (Seattle Times). She performs with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, San Francisco Choral Artists, and Ensemble Electra; her chamber music partnerships include such acclaimed artists as Ellen Hargis, Vicki Boeckman, Ingrid Matthews, Janet See, Wieland Kuijken and Marion Verbruggen. She received both Fulbright and Beebe Fund awards for study abroad, and her teachers included Gustav Leonhardt, Kenneth Gilbert and Lisa Goode Crawford. An honors graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Masters recipient at the University of Michigan, Ms. Dupree has taught at both her alma maters, at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts, and was an artist in residence at Stanford University and the University of Washington. She received the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist award for performances of contemporary harpsichord music, and her world-premiere recording of Philip Glass’s Concerto for Harpsichord was heralded as “Superb!” by the New York Times. Ms. Dupree performed the harpsichord music for the 2017 film, Early Music, by Patrick Penta. Her new solo Bach recording, J.S. Bach: Fantasy and Caprice, will be released in November 2020 on Centaur Records; she can also be heard on the Meridian, Decca, Orange Mountain, and Delos labels.