Jean-Luc HoHARPSICHORD & ORGAN
Jean-Luc Ho organ & harpsichord
Jean-Luc Ho studied music for over 15 years. He is now a concert performer on the harpsichord, organ and clavichord, as well as in an ensemble context. He has many valued friends – instrument makers, researchers, musicians, craftspeople – who assist and inspire his work on an ongoing basis.
His first solo recordings were devoted to Bach, Couperin, Sweelinck and Byrd, and received critical recognition including a “Choix de France Musique”, a “Diapason découverte”, a “5 diapasons” and a “Choc Classica”. He was deputy organist at St Germain des Prés in Paris from 2006 to 2016, and is one of the founders of “L’art de la Fugue”, which is working to restore, install and bring into use a historic Castilian organ of 1768 in the church of Fresnes (Val-de-Marne).
With financial support from the Royaumont Foundation, he recorded Bach’s Partitas in 2015 and established an ensemble in residence at Royaumont in 2017. He is associate musician of the Combrailles Bach Festival from 2017 to 2019: he is taking advantage of the characteristics of the organ at Pontaumur to explore the early 18th-century German organ repertoire and will perform major works by J.S. Bach including the Art of Fugue and the Goldberg Variations.
After teaching harpsichord at the music school of Franconville (Val-d’Oise) from 2004 to 2011, he now gives courses and masterclasses on behalf of organisations including EmbarOquement Immédiat, the Royaumont Foundation and the Académie de Claviers de Dieppe. He has also lectured for the last 10 years at the Museum of Music (Philharmonie de Paris), addressing a wider public.
Jean-Luc Ho collaborates with the ensemble Les Meslanges by Thomas van Essen and Volny Hostiou for programs mixing the great organ, the plainchant and the music of the motets (masses of Couperin and Grigny)