Hélène Dufour

Harpischord and lyric coach

Hélène Dufour started studying harpsichord at the Paris Superior National Music Conservatory, then at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp with Jos Van Immerseel, and studied organ with Jean Boyer.

She took part in tours of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, where she was to meet Ton Koopman, Roy Goodman and Jaap ter Linden. She then played for the most important concert institutions (Paris Sacred Art Festival, Lisbon Gulbekian Foundation, Utrecht Festival, Moscow Conservatory…)

She now plays chamber music (duet with James Bowman, trio with La Tempesta…), basso continuo for orchestras (Le Capriccio Français, La Réjouissance…), and solos (Bach concertos, Manuel de Falla…).

She has recorded French baroque motets (Diapason d’Or award), concerti grossi with ECBO. Her recording of 18th century sonatas with Patrick Bismuth received the Venice Fondazione Cini award, and her recording of Biber’s Rosenkranzsonaten received a “Choc” award from “Le Monde de la Musique”.

She is a Lyric coach at the Versailles Baroque Music Center, a harpsichord Professor at the Reims Regional Conservatory, and a basso continuo Professor at the Orsay Regional Conservatory.