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Born in 1964, Pierre Hantaï became passionately attached to the music of Bach around the age of ten. Thanks to the influence of Gustav Leonhardt, he began to study the harpsichord, alone at first, then guided by the American teacher Arthur Haas. He gave his first concerts at an early age, alone or with his brothers Marc (Traverso) and Jérôme (Viola da Gamba). He then spent two years studying in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt, who subsequently invited him to perform under his direction. In the years that followed he collaborated with many musicians and directors of ensembles, among them Philippe Herreweghe, the Kuijken brothers or Marc Minkowski.

Nowadays, he mostly performs as a soloist arouund the world. He often appears as a guest with Jordi Savall, and he also enjoys being reunited with friends such as Skip Sempé, Amandine Beyer, Olivier Fortin, and Jean-Guihen Queyras to play chamber music.
His extensive discography includes recent recordings for Mirare : Five discs devoted to Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas, and a highly praised recording of Bach sonatas featuring his brother Marc (traverso), that has been awarded a Diapason d'Or.

Upcoming concerts

Int. Händel Festspiele Göttingen
Scarlatti, Händel, J.S. Bach