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Yves Rechsteiner, born in 1969 in Yverdon-les-Bains in the canton of Vaud, is a Swiss harpsichordist and organist, professor of basso continuo and head of the department of early music since 1995 at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon.
His musical activity begins in a fairly classical way: piano studies in the family setting, then discovering the organ in the church.
Pierre-Alain Clerc opens it to Baroque repertoire during his adolescence, which leads him to take an interest in harpsichord.
In 1991, he won First Organ Prize (with François Delor) and harpsichord (with Christiane Jaccottet) at the Geneva Conservatory. The same year he is admitted to the circle of Juventus Musicians, selected all over Europe. He perfected himself thanks to the teaching of the pianoforte with Andreas Staier, the organ with Guy Bovet and the art of basso continuo with Jesper Christensen at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
Participation in international competitions has earned him several awards: Winner of the Bruges Harpsichord Competition, the Speyer Organ Competition, the Geneva Musical Performance Competition, the Prague Spring ...
In parallel with a concert activity, in 1995 he was appointed professor of basso continuo and head of the department of early music at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon1. He then becomes responsible in higher education for a class of accompaniers on old keyboards, while leading the development of a department recognized for the richness of its educational activity.
Solo guest of many festivals, he shares his activity between organ recitals, harpsichord or programs in small formations.
He recently founded the Alpbarock ensemble, dedicated to enhancing the popular musical heritage of German-speaking Switzerland and consisting of 5 musicians, singers, violin, hackbrett (tympanon) and percussion, playing around a chamber organ.
he became artistic director of the Toulouse les Orgues festival at the end of 2013, succeeding Michel Bouvard, one of his two founders.
His students include Benjamin Righetti, Florence Monzani, Caroline Huynh Van Xuan, Sebastien Daucé, Vincent Bernhardt and Chiao Pin Kuo ...Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments