30.07.2023 – 21:00
Johann Sebastian Bach (1700?-1763)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Harpsichordist Justin Taylor won the First Prize at the 2015 Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges, along with the Audience Prize, the Alpha Classics Prize, and the EUBO Developing Trust Prize.
In 2017, he was nominated as one of the three finalists in the “Instrumental Soloist Revelation” category of the “Victoires de la Musique Classique”. That same year, the Professional Critics Association awarded him the “Musical Revelation of the Year” Prize.
Justin Taylor has already made more than ten recordings, in exclusivity with Alpha Classics. Recently, with Théotime Langlois de Swarte, he presented ‘Les Frères Francoeur’ that pays tribute to a great eighteenth-century dynasty of musicians, the violinists and composers of the Francoeur family. And in 2021, Justin released a solo album ‘La Famille Rameau’, which has been praised for his “triumphant virtuosity, tender poetry, and downright miraculous touch” (Classica, May 2021) and has received widespread recognition: FFFF Télérama, CHOC Classica, a “5” from Diapason, a France Musique “Choice”, Le Monde, Le Figaro, L’Obs. . . His discography includes La Famille Forqueray (2016, “CHOC de l’année” Classica, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Grand Prix from the Charles Cros Academy, Qobuzissime); Continuum, devoted to Scarlatti and Ligeti (Top Five Classical Discs of 2018 for Le Monde); and a fortepiano recording of Mozart’s 17th Concerto with Le Concert de la Loge (2017 CHOC Classica).
Justin Taylor’s ensemble Le Consort, created with his violinist-friends Sophie de Bardonnèche and Théotime Langlois de Swarte, won the First Prize at the Loire Valley International Early Music Competition in 2017, whose jury president is William Christie. Their recordings, both instrumental (Opus 1, Specchio Veneziano) and vocal (Venez chère ombre, Royal Handel), were quickly singled out for critical praise. Opus 1, which presented Jean-François Dandrieu’s sonatas for the first time, was awarded a 2019 Diapason d’Or de l’année. Le Consort is in residency at the Singer-Polignac Foundation, the Banque de France, and Royaumont Foundation.