Sunday, 02. June 2019 16:00 Handel House

Persian-Baroque Crossover

Jean Rondeau

Jasmin Toccata: Jean Rondeau (harpsichord), Keyvan Chemirani (zarb/tombak, santur), Thomas Dunford (lute)

In cooperation with the Dresden Music Festival


French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau is one of the great discoveries of the early music scene. Aged just 21, he was one of the youngest winners of the international harpsichord competition at the 2012 Musica Antiqua Festival in Bruges. Since then, this virtuoso keyboard artist par excellence has pursued a glittering international career. With the equally celebrated lutenist Thomas Dunford and percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, Rondeau has formed the Jasmin Toccata trio, in which Baroque and Persian rhythms and sounds merge to create a whole new musical cosmos. With enormous energy, they breathe new life into works that are performed far too rarely.