Premiere Livre Pieces Clavecin
Format: COMPACT DISC
The gifted Japanese-born harpsichordist, Mie Hayashi makes her Resonus Classics debut with this recording of the complete Premiere Livre de Pièces de Clavecin by the French Baroque composer Joseph-Nicholas-Pancrace Royer. Representing the majority of what remains of Royer’s solo keyboard works, this compelling collection of mostly character pieces demonstrates a unique and distinctive voice from Paris in the first half of the eighteenth century. Hayashi offers vivid performances on a stunning copy of a 1749 double-manual Jean-Claude Goujon instrument by Andrew Garlick. Mie Hayashi studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Laurence Cummings and John Toll, and then at the Royal College of Music with Robert Woolley. She was awarded the Lincoln Scholarship and Century Fund. During her studies she also won the Croft Sherry Ensemble Prize with the chamber ensemble Abendmusik, as well as the Ruth Dyson Keyboard Prize and Amadeus Fortepiano Prize. She released her debut solo album in 2016, and is also a founding member of The Herschel Trio.