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Béatrice Martin at the Boston Early Music Festival

Harpsichordist Béatrice Martin took up her chosen instrument at age six and now performs around the world both in solo recitals and with such renowned ensembles as Les Arts Florissants, with whom she has made numerous recordings. Her presence is another highlight of this year’s Boston Early Music Festival. She takes the stage three different times, first on her own for a program titled “La Serenissima: Music of Rameau, François Couperin, Boismortier, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi”; then with her compatriot Christophe Coin, who joins her on the viola da gamba for “A Strange Style: Music of Marais, Couperin, and Forqueray”; and finally as part of a keyboard mini-festival, playing works by Telemann and C.P.E. Bach on the clavichord (whose interior mechanism strikes the strings rather than plucking them like the harpsichord’s).