Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast 529!
Today's guest is French organist Christophe Mantoux who is Professor of organ at the PSPBB and the Conservatoire régional of Paris and titular organist of Saint-Séverin Church in Paris, Prof. Mantoux studied organ and improvisation with Gaston Litaize and harmony and counterpoint at the National Superior Conservatoire of Paris. In 1984 he won the first prize in Interpretation of the Chartres International Organ Competition, an accomplishment that propelled him into an international career as a concert artist and has led him to more than 25 countries in Europe as well as the USA, Canada, South America, China, South Korea, and Japan. Titular organist of Chartres cathedral between 1986 and 1992, professor of organ at the Strasbourg Conservatory from 1992 to 2011, member of the French National Commission of Historical Monuments (organ section), Ch. Mantoux is regularly invited for masterclasses in International Academy of Haarlem, Groningen, Lübeck, Berlin, Yale University, University of Notre-Dame, and others. He is also invited as a jury member for international competitions in Freiberg, Nuremberg, Groningen, Erfurt/Weimar, Chartres, Miami, Tokyo, etc. He was invited to teach for the Fall semester 2018 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
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Prof. Mantoux is represented by Penny Lorenz Artist Management
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