At just 23, the young Franco-American musician wins First Prize at the prestigious Bruges International Harpsichord Competition. He also wins the Prix du Public, the Prix Alpha and the EUBO Developping Trust Prize for the most promising young European baroque musician. In 2017, Justin was nominated for the Victoires de la musique classique, and the Association Professionnelle de la Critique awarded him the Prix Révélation Musicale. Next March, Justin will release his third solo album, La Famille Rameau, recorded on the mythical historic harpsichord of the Chateau d’Assas.
From an early age, Justin Taylor has been a passionate harpsichord and piano player. After studying both instruments in his hometown of Angers, Justin continued his studies at the CNSM in Paris with Roger Muraro (piano) and Olivier Baumont and Blandine Rannou (harpsichord).
Justin Taylor has already made more than a dozen recordings, and his first album, La Famille Forqueray (2016), won multiple awards: CHOC de l’année Classica, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, Qobuzissime… Continuum, devoted to Scarlatti and Ligeti, is among Le Monde’s 5 best recordings of 2018. As comfortable on the fortepiano as on the harpsichord, Justin recorded Mozart’s 17th concerto with Le Concert de La Loge (CHOC Classica). The young musician also took part in Deutsche Grammophon’s Bach333 series, recording a double disc of Bach’s little-known works. Justin records exclusively for Alpha Classics. The young musician has been heard in recital at the Auditorium du Louvre, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Folle Journée de Nantes… and in many European cities. During the 2019/2020 season, Justin will make his debut in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya, Hyogo…) and the United States (Washington, San Diego…). Justin Taylor has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, the Orchestre de Picardie and the Mannheim Orchestra…
Justin Taylor has not abandoned the chamber music repertoire. With his ensemble Le Consort, he won First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2017 Val de Loire International Early Music Competition, presided over by William Christie. Alongside mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik, they record Venez chère ombre, a disc devoted to French cantatas. OPUS1, presenting Jean-François Dandrieu’s first complete trio sonatas, was awarded a Diapason d’or de l’année (Opus 1, Alpha Classics).
The Consort is in residence at the Banque de France, the Fondation Royaumont and the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris.