Justin Taylor stands out with his ‘virtuoso playing, both sensitive and all-consuming’ (Sophie Bourdais, Télérama, 2021). In the 2017 Victoires de la musique classique awards he was hailed as the ‘New Discovery’ in the solo instrumentalist category, and subsequently invited to play in Europe, Japan and the United States.
Justin Taylor records exclusively with Alpha Classics. His last album, La Famille Rameau (The Rameau Family), remarked on for its ‘triumphant virtuosity, tender poetry, and a simply miraculous sense of touch’ (Classica, May 2021), has garnered many awards, including an FFFF Télérama, a CHOC de Classica, 5 stars in Diapason: it was also named as the ‘Choice’ of France Musique. Justin’s discography includes La Famille Forqueray (2016 – awarded with the CHOC de l’année Classica, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, and Qobuzissime). His CD Continuum imaginatively coupled Scarlatti with Ligeti, and his other recordings include Mozart’s Concerto No. 17 in G (K 453) with the Le Concert de La Loge (2017 awarded the CHOC by Classica) and his contribution to Deutsche Grammophon’s complete Bach333 set – a triple CD of unknown works by Bach. Together with two friends, Sophie de Bardonnèche and Théotime Langlois de Swarte, Justin Taylor founded the chamber ensemble Le Consort: their recordings (Opus 1, Specchio Veneziano, Venez chère ombre, and Royal Handel) have rapidly attracted much attention.