Benjamin Alard
Benjamin Alard

Benjamin Alard

About Benjamin Alard

Keyboardist Benjamin Alard is an important force in France's early music scene. He is a versatile player, performing on organ, harpsichord, and clavichord, and playing in chamber music and ensemble music as well as solo. He won major prizes on both organ and harpsichord; in 2004, he took both first prize and audience prize at the Bruges International Harpsichord Competition. In addition to solo performing and recording, he is a well-established collaborator with early music ensembles, notably as a continuo player for Sigiswald Kuijken's group La Petite Bande. Alard has made a number of recordings, all of them at this writing devoted to the music of Bach. In 2018, he issued the first volume in a cycle of Bach's complete keyboard music on Harmonia Mundi. In 2021, that cycle reached its fourth album, Alla Veneziana.

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