Gaël Liardon (born 18 December 1973) is a Swiss classical keyboard player, composer and academic.
Born in Lausanne, he studied harpsichord, organ and continuo playing with Pierre-Alain Clerc and Jovanka Marville , piano with Freddy Balta , and improvisation with Rudolf Lutz. He has been organist of the church of Villamont, Lausanne, from 1995.
In 2009, he obtained a diploma of teaching theory at the Geneva University of Music, with distinction. He currently teaches music pedagogy at the Geneva Conservatory.
In 1997, he created the Festival de Musique Improvisée de Lausanne, and also participated in the creation of the research group on improvisation of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
In 2011, he founded the Sweelinck Ensemble in Geneva.
This upload actually combines two pieces, the separate parts fitting very nicely together. Both are small-scale pieces that capture the awe and quiet expectation in the season of Advent.
The scores are attached below, as well as a photo of Gaël Liardon.
MORE Advent music to come!