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Maude Gratton (Harpsichord, Organ)

Born: 1983 - Niort, France

The French harpsichordis and organist, Maude Gratton, graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in harpsichord, continuo, organ and Renaissance counterpoint. In 2003 she won second prize at the Bruges International Organ Competition, and she was named ‘Young Soloist 2006’ by the Association of French-Speaking Public Radio Stations.

Maude Gratton pursues a solo career in France and abroad on the organ, the harpsichord and the fortepiano. She also performs regularly with such musicians as Philippe Pierlot, Damien Guillon, Bruno Cocset and Jérôme Hantaï. For some years now she has been a member of Collegium Vocale Gent (Director: Philippe Herreweghe) and Le Concert Français (Director: Pierre Hantaï).

Since 2011 she has been artistic director of two projects she founded in the Poitou-Charentes region, the Académie de Musique de Saint-Loup and the Musiques en Gâtine festival. She also teaches the organ and the harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent and is a faculty member of the Vannes Early Music Institute, directed by Bruno Cocset.

Her first recording (works by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach on Mirare) won a Diapason d’Or of the year for 2009 and was named Critics’ Choice in Gramophone. She then took part as organ soloist in the first recording of works by J.S. Bach by Le Banquet Céleste under the direction of Damien Guillon. Subsequent recordings (all on Mirare) have included a Matthias Weckmann programme with the Ricercar Consort under Philippe Pierlot (Choc de l’Année in Classica), the sonatas for cello and pianoforte of Georges Onslow (with Emmanuel Jacques) and J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering BWV 1079 (with the Ricercar Consort). She currently lives in Paris, France.

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Source: Liner notes to the album "W.F. Bach: Concertos pour clavecin et cordes" (Mirare, 2015); Photos 01, 10: Kourtney Roy; Photo 02: Ageet Zweistra; Photos 03-04: Florence Grandidi; Photos 05-08: Cécile Pilorger
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

Maude Graton: Short Biography | Ensemble Il Convito | Recordings of Vocal Works | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Pierre Hantaï


Member of Le Concert Français:
Sinfonia from
BWV 21

Philippe Herreweghe


Member of Collegium Vocale Gent:
C-22 (2012):
BWV 25, BWV 138 [3rd],, BWV 105 [2nd], BWV 46
C-23 (2013):
BWV 44 [2nd], BWV 48, BWV 73 [2nd], BWV 109
C-24 (2016):
BWV 101, BWV 115, BWV 103

Damien Guillon


Member of Le Banquet Céleste:
C-1 (Video, 2010):
BWV 82, BWV 170
C-2 (2011):
BWV 35 [23:95], BWV 170

Links to other Sites

Maude Gratton (Official Website) [French]
Maude Gratton on Facebook
Maude Graton (Wikipedia) [Dutch]
Maude Gratton (Itinéraire Baroque 2015) [French
Maude Graton (Mirare) [French]
Ensemble Les Alizés: Biographies: Maude Gratton [French]

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