Geneviève Joy (4 October 1919 — 27 November 2009) was a French classical and modernist pianist who, at the end of World War II in 1945, formed a critically acclaimed duo-piano partnership with Jacqueline Robin which lasted for forty-five years, until 1990. The composer Henri Dutilleux, whom she married in 1946, dedicated his Piano Sonata to her, which she recorded for Erato Records in 1988.
|Born||4 October 1919|
|Died||27 November 2009(aged 90)|
A native of the small commune of Bernaville in the Somme department in Northern France region of Picardy, She was the daughter of Lina Breton from Bernaville and her Irish husband Charles Joy who served with the British Army during World War I. Geneviève Joy was a piano child prodigy who was accepted to the world-renowned Conservatoire de Paris in 1932 at the age of 12.
She died in her sleep at a Paris hospital eight weeks after her 90th birthday from cancer, and was subsequently buried in Montparnasse Cemetery. Her husband, Henri, was buried in the same grave in 2013.
- Agence France-Presse (28 November 2009). "La pianiste française Geneviève Joy décède à l'âge de 90 ans" (in French). Le Point. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- Agence France-Presse (28 November 2009). "Mort de la pianiste Geneviève Joy" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- "Les éphémérides / 4 October 1936" (in French). Radio France. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
- "Geneviève Joy/ 15 December 2009". London: Daily Telegraph. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- on YouTube of Gabriel Fauré's Dolly Suite, together with Jacqueline Robin.
- "Henri Dutilleux". ArkivMusic. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- Genevieve Joy - Daily Telegraph obituary
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