Eileen Joyce

Australian pianist Eileen Joyce ( 1908 – 1991 ) is a vastly underrated and nearly forgotten pianist. In my opinion she was one of the very great performers of the 20th century, and whilst having a big International career during her lifetime, reputation has since faded. Equipped with a stupendous technique and a highly individual and intelligent approach her playing exceeds many of today’s leading pianists. Here are 3 examples: Debussy: Toccata, Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale, Faure: Impromptu Opus 31.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg_Pjkv6iNg

And as an added bonus, here a very rare interview. What beautiful English she speaks…