Judith Schneider

Alfred Author-Judith Schneider

Judith Schneider, harpsichordist/organist, is a native of Chicago. She studied piano with Robert Brownlee, organ with Dr. Robert Jones, harpsichord with Igor Kipnis and later with Waldemar Döling in Germany, where she also attended master classes in Bremen under Gustav Leonhardt.

Judith has devoted many years to the music of J. S. Bach and to the study of Baroque performance practices in general. She collaborated with editor Willard A. Palmer on his editions of Bach for Alfred Publishing that include the Two and Three Part Inventions, the Italian Concerto, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. I, and Bach's Selected Works for Keyboard. Additionally, she has edited Bach's French Suites and selected works of Muzio Clementi in the Alfred series, First Book for Pianists. In her most recent endeavour, she accepted the monumental task of editing Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II, the long-anticipated and welcome addition to Alfred's Masterwork Library.

Judith studied at the University of Houston with Willard A. Palmer, taking over his students upon his retirement. She has performed harpsichord recitals in many U.S. cities as well as appearing in Germany and Switzerland as soloist and as harpsichordist in Baroque ensembles.