Jean-Marc Aymes is a soloist, an artistic director and a teacher. As a harpsichordist and organist, he began recording the complete keyboard music collection of Girolamo Frescobaldi. The third volume (Diapason d’Or, September 2009) including the Secondo Libro delle Toccate and the 1645 Canzoni, was released in June 2009. As with his first two albums, Primo Libro delle Toccate (Diapason d’Or, Joker of Belgian magazine Crescendo, 5 Goldberg) and Capricci, he received an enthusiastic welcome from international critics.
Jean-Marc Aymes is the artistic director of Concerto Soave. He cofounded this instrumental ensemble, now considered a reference in the interpretation of the Italian music of the Seicento, with the Argentinean soprano María Cristina Kiehr. The recordings for Harmonia Mundi have collected major international awards. He tours worldwide with this ensemble (UK, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, USA, Canada...), performing in the most prestigious festivals.
Jean-Marc Aymes is also known for his involvement in various projects of contemporary music as a soloist (creation and dedication of several solo pieces) or with the instrumental ensemble Musicatreize, directed by Roland Hayrabédian. He of course played with many early music ensembles (Janequin, Talens Lyriques, Grande Ecurie, Daedalus, Akademia...) and continues to perform regularly with La Fenice, directed by his close friend Jean Tubéry. He has participated in over sixty recordings and countless concerts and radio broadcasts.
In Marseille, he is the music director of the Mars en Baroque festival. In September 2009 he was appointed professor of harpsichord at the Conservatoire of Music and Dance of Lyon.

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