Feb. 20 to 27, 2021




HEMU Lausanne

During his training, Pierre Goy benefited from the teaching of pianists from three grandes écoles. He first worked with Fausto Zadra and Edith Murano, both students of Vincenzo Scaramuzza. This piano school dates back to Sigismund Thalberg. He then worked with Esther Yellin, pupil of the pianist and professor Heinrich Neuhaus from Moscow. Finally he also worked with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris.

Passionate about the expressive possibilities of old instruments, he took lessons from: Luciano Sgrizzi, Paul Badura-Skoda, and Jos van Immerseel for the pianoforte, Jesper Christensen for the romantic piano.

Pierre Goy seeks to render the music of each period with the corresponding instrument. He recorded the Years of Pilgrimage: First year: Switzerland of Liszt (cantando 9814); Chopin in Vienna (lyr 247); Mozartian keyboards (lyr 2251). Chopin concertante works: Concerto in E minor, Krakowiak, and Fantasy, with quartet accompaniment (members of Giardino Armonico) (lyr 2266).

With Nicole Hostettler, he forms a duo for two pianoforte, harpsichord and pianoforte, or two clavichords. They recorded: J. G. Müthel (cantando 2016), and Armand-Louis Couperin & the expressive keyboards of Pascal Taskin (lyr 2262).

In chamber music training, his partners include members of Il Giardino Armonico, the Quatuor Mosaïques, the Baroque Ensemble of Limoges, and the violinist Liana Mosca.

He also plays with members of the Orchester de la Suisse Romande.

He teaches at the Hautes Ecoles de Musique de Genève HEM and Lausanne HEMU and also passes on his knowledge of ancient instruments as well as interpretation practices during master classes and seminars.

He teaches Master Classes at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

Pierre Goy is the instigator of the Rencontres Internationales harmoniques de Lausanne, which has brought together instrument makers, musicians, musicologists and museum curators every two years since 2002.