... Rousset will play a harpsichord by Yves Beaupré, a Quebec-based
maker whom the artist considers equal to the best European makers.
“Yves Beaupré is very reliable. He has a personal and convincing
concept of sonority, which is exactly what I want; every time I visit
Canada, I try to play on one of his instruments.”
Christophe Huss, Le Devoir, March 2013
Over the past 30 years, Yves
Beaupré harpsichords have won acclaim for the beauty of
their sound and appearance, as well as for their stability and
Yves Beaupré -
himself a harpsichordist - draws his inspiration from the main schools
of harpsichord-making. By visiting important collections of historic
instruments, including those in Antwerp, Edinburgh, Paris, and
Washington, he has intensively studied representative models of these
schools. He respects the traditions of his craft in his choice of
materials, dimensions, and acoustic properties.
He is convinced, nevertheless, that understanding and interpreting
tradition results in instruments that are artistically and musically
superior to slavish copies. Each Yves Beaupré harpsichord is
" Yves Beaupre is not just the best
harpsichord maker in Canada, he is on a par with the great European
KENNETH GILBERT ,
L'ACTUALITÉ, December 1999
[...]all the more effective due to the attractive sound of his
instrument made by
Yves Beaupré, which is captured in a recording that gives
the music an appealing
brightness without clangor or excessive mechanical noise from
action. A charmer."
CLASSIC TODAY, 2000
a 1995 reproduction by Yves Beaupré (of
Montréal) of an I 8th Century Hemsch and Blanchet
design, has a rich but not lush tone. Plectra clicks are relatively
quiet, a real
LA SCENA MUSICALE, CANADA,
DÉCEMBRE 1997 I
of the pieces were performed on a harpsichord built by Yves
Beaupré. It was a surprisingly sensuous vehicle for The
Bells, a two-note ground with much elaboration on the top."
KAPTAINIS, GAZETTE, CANADA, 11 MAI 2003
CLAVECINISTE (INTÉGRALE WILLIAM BYRD)
l’esprit de l’écriture est
préservé et paré des somptueuses
couleurs de deux
magnifiques copies canadiennes de clavecin français."
RÉPERTOIRE, FRANCE, AVRIL 2000
signée Yves Beaupré) d’un clavecin
Hemsch et Blanchet du XVIIIe siècle ..."
Technique 9 (la prise de son met parfaitement en valeur la richesse de
LE MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE,
sur un clavecin au timbre lumineux construit par Yves
Beaupré d’après un instrument
du Saxon Gräbner le jeune (1774), ... "
sur des instruments splendides et fort bien
LE DEVOIR, CANADA, 11 ET 12