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Harpsichordist Béatrice Martin was born in Annecy, France, and has been a faculty member since 2015. She attended Geneva Conservatory and the Paris Conservatory. Martin created and directed the harpsichord class in the Escola Superior de Música of Catalunya in Barcelona (2001–2013). She was a jury member for the International Harpsichord Competition of Bruges in 2011 and 2015. Festivals where she has taught include the Festival of Ambronay, La Roque d’Anthéron, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Festival Couperin, Bach in Combrailles, Festival of Lanvellec, Printemps Baroque du Sablon, the festivals of Utrecht, the MA Festival of Bruges, Daroca, Girona, Malta, Tallinn, ‘Cycle clavecinistes Français’ in Mexico, he London Festival of Baroque Music, Folles Journées of Nantes, and the Lisbon Festival. She has played recitals at Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra Comique, and the Cité de la Musique in Paris. Ensembles she has played with include Les Talens Lyriques, Le Concert Spirituel, Ricercar, Il Seminario Musical, and Les Arts Florissants. Martin is co-founder, with Patrick Cohën-Akenine, of Les Folies Françoises. With Les Folies Françoises, she recorded four discs of music by J.S. Bach: the dialogue cantatas (Cypres); the complete sonatas for violin and harpsichord; and concertos for harpsichord, BWV 1052, 1053, 1055 and 1056. With Les Arts Florissants, she has recorded more than 20 CDs and DVDs. She won First Prize, Audience Prize, and Bärenreiter Prize at the International Harpsichord Competition of Bruges in 1998.