Elisabeth Joyé

Elisabeth Joyé

The French harpsichordist and teacher, Elisabeth Joyé, first studied with Huguette Dreyfus in Paris and then 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 has performed in most of 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 Francois Couperin, or with Gerard Lesne, with whom she recorded works by John Blow and Henry Purcell.

Elisabeth Joyé has made numerous recordings with such ensembles as Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Le Concert Français (Pierre Hantaï), La Symphonie du Marais (Hugo Reyne), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), Opera Fuoco (David Stern), La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken).

A renowned performer and teacher, Elisabeth Joyé divides her time between recitals, teaching and chamber music. Following her recordings of Les Petits Préludes et Fugues et les Inventions et Sinfonies de J.S. Bach, her latest recording on the Alpha label presents the music of J. Duphly, interpreted on the historic harpsichord of the Château d’Assas.