Urbino Musica Antica 2022

Pierre Goy

/// Fortepiano

Period: 26th - 30th July
Pierre Goy


The course will cover the fortepiano repertoire from about 1780 to 1820. Students may bring works from the three great schools of fortepiano playing, Viennese (Haydn, Beethoven), English (Clementi, Cramer) and French (Dussek, Steibelt). We will discuss the styles of these different schools, pedal problems and performance practices.

The teacher

During his training, Pierre Goy was taught by pianists from three major schools: Fausto Zadra and Edith Murano, both pupils of Vincenzo Scaramuzza (whose pianistic lineage dates back to the great Sigismund Thalberg): Esther Yellin, pupil of the pianist and teacher Heinrich Neuhaus of Moscow: and finally Vlado Perlemuter in Paris.

Fascinated by the expressive possibilities of old instruments, he followed courses for the fortepiano given by Luciano Sgrizzi, Paul Badura-Skoda and Jos van Immerseel, and Jesper Christensen for the romantic piano.

Pierre Goy seeks to perform the music of each era on an instrument that corresponds to it. 

His recordings have been acclaimed by the critics, receiving the highest distinctions.

He gives numerous concerts as a soloist or in chamber music.

He teaches in the Hautes Ecoles de Musique of Geneva HEM and Lausanne HEMU and frequently shares his knowledge of old instruments and performance practice during master class and seminars.

Pierre Goy is the founder of the Rencontres Internationales harmoniques de Lausanne, which since 2002 has seen instrumentalists, musicians, musicologists and museum curators gathering to exchange knowledge of old instruments.

For publications and recordings see https://pierregoy.com