CLB WELCOMES JUSTIN TAYLOR!
We are pleased to announce Franco-American harpsichordist and fortepianist Justin Taylor has joined CLB Management for general management!
At the age of only 23, Justin won First Prize in 2015 at the prestigious International Musica Antiqua Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, obtaining in addition the Audience Prize, the Alpha Prize, and the EUBO Developing Trust Prize awarded to the most promising young European musician. He was later nominated as one of three finalists in the “Instrumental Soloist Revelations” category in the 2017 “Victoires de la Musique”. That same year, the Professional Critics Association awarded him the “Musical Revelation of the Year” Prize.
Ever since childhood, Justin Taylor has played both the piano and the harpsichord with passion. After studying both instruments in Angers, his hometown, he continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris, with Roger Muraro for the piano, and with Olivier Baumont and Blandine Rannou for the harpsichord.
His first solo disc, La Famille Forqueray: Portrait(s) (Alpha Classics, 2016), received worldwide praise and was awarded a Gramophone Editor’s Choice, a “Choc de l’année” from Classica magazine.
Justin Taylor has all the qualities needed to triumph in complex pages and to magnify their expressiveness: his skill at bringing out the sound of the harpsichord, his iron-hard technique, his velvet-like touch, and his obvious sense of theatricality.
Philippe Venturini, Classica 2016