Maryse Carlin

Maryse Carlin

Teacher of Applied Music, Piano and Harpsichord

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  • Washington University
    CB 1032
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Maryse teaches piano and harpsicord lessons for the music department.

Maryse Carlin has performed throughout the United States and abroad, both as a pianist and harpsichordist. She made her harpsichord debut recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales. Since then, she has appeared at the Whitney Museum in New York, in Jordan Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Isabella Gardner Museum under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies, and as guest artist with the Boston Musica Viva, Fromm Foundation Concerts at Harvard University, and the Marlboro Festival Music.

As soloist with orchestra, she has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, , Roger Norrington, Nicholas McGegan,  Raymond Leppard  and José-Luis Garcia. In 1992 she performed as fortepianist on the "Great Performers at Lincoln Center: Mozart Marathon at Alice Tully Hall." Her performance of the "Goldberg Variations" in Saint Louis was proclaimed one of the most memorable performances of the year by the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Maryse Carlin has appeared on French Television and on radio stations such as WGBH and WBUR in Boston, WQXR in New York, as well as on public television in Saint Louis. Recent concert appearances have taken her to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Italy.

Maryse Carlin lives in St. Louis, where she directs the Kingsbury Ensemble, one of the premiere early music groups in the midwest. She is the founder of the "Festival de Musique Ancienne" in Saint Savin, France.

She has recorded music of Rameau and Forqueray on the harpsichord, as well as Schubert four hands works with Seth Carlin on the Naiad label, and lately a CD of Italian cantatas and sonatas with the Kingsbury Ensemble.

Review excerpts:

"Her use of register coloration was subtly effective. Five sonatas by Scarlatti (were) dispatched with an enlivening flair."

            NEW YORK TIMES

"Maryse Carlin was impressive...The sound she drew was warm and flowing ; she knew how to sustain sonorities with a slight rolling of chords and a close-to-the-keyboard touch. Her changes of registration were judiciously applied for dynamic variety."

"One of the most admirable qualities of her playing is an ability to sustain long lines, to give an eloquent focus to phrases."