A talented instrumentalist, pedagogue, multidisciplinary musical and artistic director, Jean-Marc Aymes has been a major player in French musical life for 30 years.
Jean-Marc Aymes is a harpsichordist. He studied at the Conservatoires de Toulouse, La Haye and Bruxelles, and was part of many early music ensembles. In 1992, he founded with the soprano María Cristina Kiehr Concerto Soave, a musical formation with variable numbers, of which he is now the artistic director. Specialized in the Italian repertoire of the 17th, the ensemble has acquired an international reputation, also through to a series of recordings for Harmonia Mundi, the label Ambronay, Zig-Zag Territoires, Lanvellec Editions.
He also leads a career as a solo harpsichord. He is the first to have recorded all the keyboard music published by Girolamo Frescobaldi (Ligia Digital), hailed by critics. His discography includes more than sixty recordings.
Jean-Marc Aymes has conducted several opera and oratorio productions (Monteverdi, Handel, Purcell, Campra, etc.), including many world premieres (Cavalli, Perti, Colonna, etc.).
He has also participated in many projects of contemporary music, either within Concerto Soave or the ensemble Musicatreize, or as soloist (several pieces have been dedicated to him).
Since 2009 he teaches harpsichord at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, and since 2019 baroque music at the I.E.S.M in Aix-en-Provence.
Since 2007, he has been the artistic director of the Mars en Baroque festival in Marseille.