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Justin Taylor at "Music before 1800"

© 2021 Justin Taylor

On June 27 at 4 pm EST, for the "Music before 1800" concert series, two prizewinning virtuosos -- the French-American musician Justin Taylor (harpischord and organ) and Martin Bernstein (recorder) -- will perform a century of French Baroque chamber and solo keyboard works that mesh the instrumental timbres to perfection. Intimate conversations emerge when the keyboard’s left and right hands or the treble and bass of the two instruments join together. In this program titled "Plein jeu," music floats from a fantaisie by Louis Couperin to a sonata by François Francœur. Justin Taylor will also perform works by Rameau, which he recently recorded to great acclaim and featured in his album La famille Rameau. The virtual program will be followed by a live Q&A on Zoom and will remain available on-demand until July 15.

Detailed program and tickets here.

About Justin Taylor

In 2015, at only 23, the Franco-American harpsichordist Justin Taylor won First Prize at the prestigious International Musica Antiqua Harpsichord Competition in Bruges. He was also awarded he Audience Prize, the Alpha Prize and the EUBO Developing Trust Prize, awarded to the most promising young European musician. Justin has since recorded extensively, both with his own ensemble Le Consort or as a soloist. His first solo disc, La Famille Forqueray: Portrait(s) (Alpha Classics, 2016), received international acclaim and was awarded a Gramophone Editor’s Choice, a “Choc de l’Année” from Classica magazine, and a Grand Prix from the Charles Cros Academy. It was followed in 2018 by Continuum, offering a Scarlatti and Ligeti program, which was selected as one of the top 5 classical discs for Le Monde, and a collection of lesser-known works by Bach in the Deutsche Grammophon BACH 333 compilation. As gifted on fortepiano as harpsichord, he has also recorded Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.17 (K 453) with Le Concert de la Loge. Justin Taylor has a prolific concert activity. He recently toured Japan with Bach’s Goldberg Variations and has been invited to perform Bach concerto in D minor with the Orchestre National de Lille and Poulenc with the Duisburger Philharmoniker. He has also recorded a Bach/Vivaldi program with Concerto Köln, which he will be touring in 2022. With Le Consort, he was scheduled to tour Netherlands under the Oude Muziek umbrella and will appear in all the festivals in Wallonie/Belgium in the summer of 2021.