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Elisabeth Joyé (Harpsichord)

Born: France

The French harpsichordist and teacher, Elisabeth Joyé, went through a rigorous training: she studied with Bob van Asperen in The Hague, with Jos van Immersel in Antwerp and finally in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt, whose approach of the keyboard influenced her own art of touching the instrument very deeply.

Elisabeth Joyé performs recitals all over the world: Holland and Belgium, Italy and Spain, Brazil and Mexico, Canada and, of course, France, where she was invited in almost all the important early music festivals. A demanded chamber music partner she has played with such musicians as François Fernandez, Alfredo Bernardini and Emmanuel Balssa, with whom she recorded pieces by François Couperin, or with Gérard Lesne, with whom she recorded works by John Blow and Henry Purcell.

Elisabeth Joyé also participated in numerous recordings with such ensembles as Les Musiciens du Louvre (Director: Marc Minkowski), Le Concert Français (Director: Pierre Hantaï), La Simphonie du Marais (Director: Hugo Reyne), Le Concert Spirituel (Director: Hervé Niquet), Opera Fuoco (Director: David Stern), La Petite Bande (Director: Sigiswald Kuijken). She performed under the direction of Frans Brüggen, Philippe Herreweghe, Jordi Savall.

A renowned performer and teacher, Elisabeth Joyé impresses critics and audiences with a very natural, colourful and expressive playing: “The most striking features of Joyé’s playing are its easy grace and deceptively effortless poise, an impression reinforced but the soft-edged yet luminous recording of her richly resonant harpsichord” - so Goldberg about her famous recording of Bach’s Inventions & Sinfonies.

Source: Espressivo Website
Contributed by
Teddy Kaufman (March 2007)

Elisabeth Joyé: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
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