Céline FRISCH — Harpsichordist
Born in Marseille (South of France), Céline Frisch discovered the harpsichord at the age of six. In 1992, she garnered her first prizes for harpsichord and chamber music at the Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence.
She continued her training at the Schola Cantorum in Basel under Andreas Staier and Jesper Christensen where she earned her soloist degree.
She won the Juventus prize in 1996, and in 2002 became the first harpsichordist to be selected for the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
In 1993, she began performing in recitals and chamber groups in the top concert halls in France – Radio France, Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Auditorium du Louvre, and festivals such as Ile de France, la Roque d’Anthéron, Octobre en Normandie, Folle Journée de Nantes, Été musical de Dijon – and abroad – Washington, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Seoul, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lisbon, etc.
Her interpretations of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach earned her the highest acclaims from the international music press.
Besides Bach, her affinities have drawn her to play French music of the Louis XIV era, the works of the English Virginalists and German music of the XVIIth century. She also delights in exploring XXth-century and contemporary music (Manuel de Falla, Henri Dutilleux, François Sarhan, Brice Pauset, etc.).
Her recordings, for the most part dedicated to Bach, have all been lauded by the major critics and have received top distinction from the specialised press.