Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 8pm



Joachim Son-Forget is a 34 year old member of the French National Assembly from the movement La République en Marche!, representing the French citizens overseas in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He is also a medical doctor specialised in radiology, he holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, and happens to have an immense passion for playing the harpsichord. This distinguished musician will play the music of composers before, after, and around Bach, whilst interacting with the audience and unfolding his musical choice.

Ticket prices: 150 - Priority booking to Festival Friends LBP
Sponsored byL’Institut Français du Liban

•  Preamble: “From the East and out of time”
PESSON, Gérard (1958)
• L’emmitouflée, extract from “Tombeau de Rameau”

Before Bach
FROBERGER, Johann Jakob (1616- 1667)
• “Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Maestà di Ferdinando IV Rè de Romani”
FRESCOBALDI, Girolamo (1583- 1643)
• Toccata prima
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685 – 1750)
• “Prelude,” from Partita for Lute-harpsichord in C Minor, BWV 997
COUPERIN, François (1668 – 1733)
• “Les ombres errantes”

Around Bach
RAMEAU, Jean-Philippe (1683- 1764)
• “L’entretien des muses”
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685 – 1750)
• Concerto in D minor (BWV 974) after Alessandro Marcello’s Concerto
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685 – 1750)
• Bach English Suite No. 2 in A minor – Sarabande
RAMEAU, Jean-Philippe (1683- 1764)
• Gavotte et six doubles
BACH, Johann Sebastian (1685 – 1750)
• Aria from the Goldberg Variations


Joachim Son is a French harpsichordist from Seoul, South Korea, who lives in Geneva. Practicing the piano since the age of 5, he recorded an album at age 16 with his teacher, Daniel Folton, where he performed pieces by Frédéric Chopin. He enjoyed, shortly after beginning his conversion to the harpsichord, a few years ago, the teaching and encouragement of Olivier Baumont and the trust of the harpsichord maker Reinhard Von Nagel, one of the pioneers of the rediscovery of ancient instruments , who conceives for him the instrument according to Kroll on which he works today. It also receives the teaching of Jean Rondeau via a masterclass in Chambéry in 2016. Its repertoire focuses on French and German music of the 17 th and 18 th century, and especially on the composer Johann Jakob Froberger, and was the occasion of solo recitals in France, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.

His first show, in duet with actor and dancer Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher, was created on January 16, 2016 in Geneva with the support of the city of Geneva. He staged Joachim and Erwan around a tortured reflection on the double and the paradoxes of existence, with the harpsichord music of Couperin, Rameau and Froberger, and the texts written and directed by Joachim Son. In 2017, he gave a series of two recitals for Syria in Paris at the von Nagel workshop and in Geneva at Victoria Hall, particularly noted by the Swiss and French press.