Le Taylor Consort
Le Taylor Consort was created as a result of a meeting of four young musicians, who wanted to draw upon the rich and fascinating repertoire of trio sonatas for two violins. The ensemble also expands its circle of interests with French vocal repertoire of the 17th and the 18th centuries, as well as Classical chamber music with pianoforte.
The group has collaborated with mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik during their residence at the Cité de la Voix in Vézelay, and participated in many broadcasts by France Musique, including "Les Mardis de la musique ancienne" and "Génération Jeunes interprètes". In 2016 the ensemble performed on many festivals, including Château-Thierry, Anacréon in Angers and OudeMuziek in Utrecht.
The ensemble was founded by Justin Taylor, a harpsichordist and pianist dubbed to be one of the greatest discoveries of his generation, alongside Jean Rondeau. He studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique under Blandine Rannou and Oliver Beaumont (harpsichord) and Roger Muraro (piano). In 2015, he earned his Master’s degree in harpsichord with highest honours and “unanimous congratulations”. The same year, he won First Prize at the Musica Antiqua International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, Belgium, where he also received the Audience Prize.
Currently, Le Taylor Consort is preparing their first album featuring Dandrieu’s trio sonatas for the Mirare label.