Organist and Harpsichordist Aymeric Dupré la Tour has Died, Aged 49

(Dupré la Tour coaches eigth-grade harpsichord scholar Addie Clark. Photograph credit score: Dana Jensen)


The French-American keyboard participant Aymeric Dupré la Tour, of Niantic, Connecticut, has tragically died following a automobile accident. Dupré la Tour was driving on the Interstate within the early hours of the morning when his automobile collided with a tractor-trailer within the adjoining lane.

Dupré la Tour was pronounced lifeless upon arrival at Yale New Haven Hospital, whereas the motive force of the tractor-trailer was unhurt.

An completed pianist, organist, and participant of early keyboards, Dupré la Tour was introduced up in France and educated initially on the Conservatoire Nationwide de Région of Lyon.

He then moved to America to take up a spot on the Oberlin Conservatory adopted, the place Dupré la Tour obtained a Grasp’s diploma in organ efficiency. He then went on to The Juilliard Faculty for his doctorate.

Dupré la Tour had turn out to be nicely established in his area people. He performed the organ at two native church buildings, and likewise labored as a vocal coach on the Bushnell Heart for the Performing Arts in Hartford. He was additionally an artist in residence at Stonington’s Zuckermann Harpsichords.

Dupré la Tour did an amazing deal to get the neighborhood within the enjoying of historic keyboards. He was the inventive director of the North Stonington Historic Society, in addition to the music director on the Customized Home Maritime Museum. He helped the museum purchase an 1814 sq. piano, elevating funds by profit live shows with the Connecticut Early Music Society.

“It stays an attractive notice that he has used his musical skills to carry comfort to households at funerals, to carry pleasure to households throughout weddings, and to offer a lot to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass every Sunday and on excessive feast days,” mentioned Brian Gannon of St. Theresa’s, the church the place Dupré la Tour performed.

“He touched the lives of many by his music.”

Dupré la Tour is survived by his nine-year-old daughter, Ariana. Our condolences to Dupré la Tour’s household, associates, and colleagues.