Carole Cerasi
Tuesday, June 7th at 12:30 pm

Jean-Henri d’Anglebert (1629-1691)
Prélude in d minor

Jacques Champion de Chambonnières (1601-1672)
Pavane in d minor

Jean-Henri d’Anglebert (1629-1691)
Tombeau de Mr de Chambonnières
Chaconne Rondeau in D major

François Couperin (1668-1733)
Le Dodo ou L’amour au Berçeau
Les Fauvétes Plaintives
Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou les Maillotins

Pierre-Claude Foucquet (1694/5-1772)
Le Carillon de Cythère

Jacques Duphly (1715-1789)
La Forqueray

Claude Bénigne Balbastre (1727-1799)
La Lugeac

In the last 25 years Carole Cerasi has established herself at the very front rank of early keyboard players and recording artists in her field. Her many performances have received great critical acclaim and her recordings have garnered an impressive series of awards. Known for her expressive and virtuosic interpretations, fluidity of phrasing and refined touch, she has delighted audiences and critics alike in repertoire extending from Byrd, Froberger, the French clavecinistes, Bach and sons, to Haydn and early Beethoven. Carole has given recitals throughout Europe as well as in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Colombia, Israel, Canada and the States. Her CDs have won many major awards (Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, 1999 Gramophone Instrumental Award; C.P.E. Bach and Thomas Tomkins, Diapason d'Or de l’Année; J.S. Bach and the Möller Manuscript, Diapason d’Or de l'Année and runner-up Gramophone Baroque Instrumental Awards; Scarlatti, runner-up 2012 Gramophone Awards). Her latest release, recorded on the superb 1784 Hoffman clavichord at Hatchlands Park, is entitled Treasures of the Empfindsamkeit. Carole comes from a Sephardic family based in Istanbul, and spent her childhood in Stockholm, Geneva and Jerusalem; her mother tongue is French. A highly respected teacher, besides her work as Professor of Harpsichord and Fortepiano at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Yehudi Menuhin School, Carole is a much sought-after pedagogue by talented students of the younger generation.