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Francois de Larrard

Born in 1958, Dr. François de Larrard is a researcher in civil engineering. However, when he is not working for his laboratory (located in Lyon, eastern France), he pursues a number of activities related to his greater passion: music.

He is first of all a classical pianist. He studied piano since the age of 5, with various private professors, and has a final degree of the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Cachan (Virtuosity prize in 1987). He constantly practices and learns new piano pieces, and records some of them.

François is also a jazz pianist, fond of modern jazz and improvisation. In this field, he won a national (Concours de Jazz de la Défense, 1982) and international (Jazz Hoeilhart, 1985) prize as a soloist. He had various experiences with several groups, including, since 5 years, the Rose Vocat quintet with whom he gives regular concerts in the Nantes area.

François is also a composer, having more than 100 compositions in his catalogue, including many jazz themes but also various pieces of 'written' music for solo instruments, voice, chamber music and jazz big-bands;

François recorded a number of CD's (most of them being self-produced), including some French harpsichord music. More info can be found on his internet site:

His composition catalogue can be seen here: ... logue.html

You can also listen his past jazz quintet Rose Vocat:

Francois de Larrard can be contacted at: followed by


Albeniz - Iberia 
Bach - Chorale Preludes 
Bach - English Suites 
Bach - Goldberg Variations 
Bach - Toccatas 
Bach - Trio Sonatas 
Beethoven - Sonatas 
Beethoven/Liszt - Symphonies 
Boccerini - Introduction and Fandango 
Brahms - Variations 
Byrd - Variations 
Chopin - Scherzi 
Couperin - L'Art de toucher le Clavecin 
Couperin - Ordres our Clavecin 
Debussy - Estampes 
Debussy - Etudes 
Debussy - L'isle Joyeuse 
Franck - Prelude, Choral et Fugue 
Gibbons - Miscellaneous 
Handel - Six Fugues 
Handel - Variations 
Haydn - Sonatas 
Larrard - Improvisations 
Larrard - Diurnes pour clavecin 
Larrard - Valses 
Larrard - Variations  
Mendelssohn - Variations Sérieuses 
Liszt - Années de Pèlerinage 
Rameau - Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin 
Rameau - Pièces de clavecin (1724) 
Rameau - Pièces de clavecin en concert 
Satie - Chapitres tournés en tous sens 
Schubert - Sonatas 
Schumann - Sonatas 
Schumann - Waldszenen 
Webern - Variations