Aymeric Dupré la Tour is a well-rounded keyboardist with praiseworthy accomplishments in solo performance, ensemble work, and accompanying on harpsichord, organ, and piano. An award-winning musician, Dr. Dupré la Tour began his training at the Conservatoire National de Région of Lyon, France, his native town. He has performed throughout his country as well as in the United States, Canada, and South America. While at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he earned an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance and a Master of Music in Historical Performance. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School. His dissertation, “New Words for the Music of Louis Marchand,” highlights the diverse talents of this lesser-known Baroque organist, harpsichordist and vocal composer.
Currently, Dr. Dupré la Tour serves as Acting Director of Music and Organist at First Church Congregational of Fairfield, CT, and Assistant Artistic Director and Accompanist of the Mystic River Chorale in Mystic, CT. He is also the harpsichordist at Zuckermann Harpsichord International in Stonington, CT, where he regulates and voices both new and restored harpsichords. He is a faculty vocal coach for the Ensign-Darling Vocal Fellowship at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and accompanist for the Student Education Outreach Program of the Salt Marsh Opera. He performs organ and harpsichord recitals and lectures, collaborates with Jurate Svedaite of the Connecticut Lyric Opera, and has recently formed a French horn and organ duo with Elizabeth Fleming Martignetti.
Accolades have followed Dr. Dupré la Tour from the beginning of his performance career. The reviewer of an early concert in Lyon with his sister on recorder noted that they played “with extraordinary intensity and sensitive virtuosity.” These qualities have continued to characterize both his ensemble and solo performances. Known for his “spot on” precision and “prismatic detail” in accompanying, Dr. Dupré la Tour has played with the String Orchestra of New York on harpsichord, the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra on organ, and accompanied a critically-acclaimed recital at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Musart Matinee series on harpsichord and piano. He also performed on the celesta in John Luther Adams’ In the White Silence, now a New World Records CD.
Dr. Dupré la Tour has recently been appointed Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Bridgeport.