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Catherine Pierron (harpsichord)

Catherine Pierron studied harpsichord with Kenneth Gilbert and Christophe Rousset at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, obtaining her Premier Prix, before coming to London in 1994 to study further with David Roblou (financed by a bursary from the Ministère de la Culture). She was harpsichordist for the European Community Baroque Orchestra, and set up her own ensemble in the UK, The French Connection, to perform French 17th and 18th century repertoire. She has also played harpsichord and organ with Florilegium, The Brook Street Band, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and in many projects with I Fagiolini, including Handel, Bach and Purcell as well as their two recent Decca recordings of Striggio and Gabrieli.