About author : PINCEMAILLE Pierre



Pierre Pincemaille, after having obtained five First Prizes from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue, Organ-interpretation, and Organ-improvisation) went on to successively win five Organ International Prizes, in Lyon (1978), Beauvais (1987), Strasbourg (1989), Montbrison (1989) and Chartres (1990). Titular Organist of the Cathedral of Saint-Denis from 1987 to 2018, he played more than 1000 recitals all over the world. In the art of improvisation, Pierre Pincemaille was recognized as having unsurpassable talent. Besides improvisation CDs, his large set of records (Widor, Franck, Duruflé) include his own transcriptions of Strawinsky’s Firebird and Petrouchka. Pierre Pincemaille taught Counterpoint at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He also taught Improvisation to a large number of young organists.


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