Guy Penson

Category:muzikant, docent, solist
Ronse, 15.03.1958
Genre(s):barok, classicisme, oude muziek
Instrument(s):klavecimbel, pianoforte
Actual/previous member of:Montparnasse, RedHerring Baroque Ensemble


After his studies at the conservatory in Ghent Guy Penson started building up a solid reputation as a harpsichordist, both in Belgium and abroad. He became a laureate of some international competitions and was invited by the most important festivals in Europe, as well as in Canada, South America, and Japan. As a harpsichordist he often gives recitals and plays with famous baroque orchestras. He also became a specialised performer on the fortepiano and the tangent piano. As a chamber musician he plays in several duos and trios,with such outstanding partners as the recorder players Frédéric de Roos, Patrick Denecker, Geert Van Gele and Tomma Wessel; traverso player Patrick Beuckels; oboe players Paul Dombrecht and Marcel Ponseele; violinists Florence Malgoire and Dirk Vandaele; and lute player Philippe Malfeyt.

Selective discography

Johan Huys - Ceci n'est pas une passacailleJohan Huys - Ceci n'est pas une passacaille (2021)
21st century / contemporary
Guy Penson, Johan Huys
Stefaan Vanheertum - Lieder, Le canarie & la ceriseStefaan Vanheertum - Lieder, Le canarie & la cerise (2020)
21st century / contemporary
Stefaan Vanheertum, Jan Van Elsacker, Hilde Coppé, Inez Carsauw, Guy Penson
Il concerto delle viole barberiniIl concerto delle viole barberini (2011)
early music
Guy Penson, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Domenico Mazzocchi, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Cherubino Waesuch, Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger, Domenico Scarlatti
Ignace Vitzthumb - Il vous souvient de cette fêteIgnace Vitzthumb - Il vous souvient de cette fête (2010)
Guy Penson, Elise Gäbele, Ignace Vitzthumb, Thibaut Lenaerts, André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, Benoit Giaux, Christoph Willibald Von Gluck, Caroline Bayet (...)
Reformation & Counter-reformationReformation & Counter-reformation (2010)
early music
Ex Tempore, Capella Sancti Michaelis, Capilla Flamenca, Ricercar Consort, Patrick Denecker, Guy Penson, Currende, Collegium Vocale Gent (...)
A due cembali obligatiA due cembali obligati (2009)
Jan Devlieger, Guy Penson, Christoph Schaffrath, Gaspard Le Roux, Johann Sebastian Bach, François Couperin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Christian Bach (...)
van Beethoven Ludwig - Musik für Bläservan Beethoven Ludwig - Musik für Bläser (2009)
Ricercar Academy, Marcel Ponseele, Piet Dombrecht, Guy Penson, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Danzi, Ferdinand Ries
Antonio Vivaldi - La StravaganzaAntonio Vivaldi - La Stravaganza (2009)
La Pastorella, Guy Penson, Philippe Malfeyt, Antonio Vivaldi, Frédéric De Roos
The Walsingham Consort BooksThe Walsingham Consort Books (2008)
early music
La Caccia, Philippe Malfeyt, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté, Frank Liégeois, Wim Maeseele, Guy Penson, Susan Hamilton (...)
Nymphes & FleursNymphes & Fleurs (2008)
20th century, romanticism
La Choraline, Guy Penson, Laure Delcampe, Benoit Giaux, Florence Huby, César Franck, Léo Delibes, Gabriel Fauré (...)

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Stefaan Vanheertum - Lieder, Le canarie & la ceriseStefaan Vanheertum - Lieder, Le canarie & la cerise (2020)
21st century / contemporary
Stefaan Vanheertum, Jan Van Elsacker, Hilde Coppé, Inez Carsauw, Guy Penson
A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950A guide to musical instruments (vol II) 1800-1950 (2013)
romanticism, Baroque, 20th century
Diverse uitvoerders, Paul Dombrecht, Diverse componisten, Octophoros, Jos van Immerseel, Ricercar Consort, Anima Eterna Brugge
English royal funeral musicEnglish royal funeral music (2013)
Vox Luminis, Henry Purcell, Lionel Meunier, James Paisible, Thomas Tollet, Les Trompettes des plaisirs, Thomas Morley, Lingua Franca (...)
Zelenka, J.S. Bach - LamentationesZelenka, J.S. Bach - Lamentationes (2012)
Il Gardellino, Marcel Ponseele, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Damien Guillon, Marcus Ullmann, Lieven Termont, Annelies Brants (...)
The submissionThe submission (2011)
Baroque, classicism
Jacques Loeillet, Jan Devlieger, John Loeillet, Les Goûts-Authentiques, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gand
A guide to period instrumentsA guide to period instruments (2010)
romanticism, early music, Baroque
Diverse uitvoerders
BritanniaBritannia (2008)
20th century
Arco Baleno, John Rutter, Frank Bridge, Howard Blake, Gordon Jacob, Allan Stephenson
Carnaval des AnimauxCarnaval des Animaux (2003)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Peter Verhoyen, Arco Baleno, Frits Celis, Yves Bondue, Petra Vermote, Jan Huylebroeck, Marc Matthys, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
Six siècles de Musique en Wallonie et à BruxellesSix siècles de Musique en Wallonie et à Bruxelles (2002)
classicism, Baroque, early music
Diverse uitvoerders, Orlandus Lassus, Pietro Antonio Fiocco, anoniem, Johannes Ciconia, Gilles Binchois, Johannes Tinctoris, Mateo Romero (...)
SublimationSublimation (1996)
20th century
Ex Tempore, Serge Minten, Florian Heyerick