Pierre Pincemaille, head organist of the Grandes Orgues de la Basilique de Saint-Denis, is an internationally recognized instrumentalist, but, above all, one of the greatest improvisers of our time.
Program: excerpts from works by Jean-Sébastien Bach, Louis Vierne and Maurice Duruflé and, of course, some improvisations.
Winner of five First Prizes of the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris” and rewarded with five Great First Prizes of the Concours Internationaux d’orgue (including the Grand prix de Chartres in 1990), in November 1987 Pierre Pincemaille was appointed head organist of the “Grandes Orgues de la Cathédrale de Saint-Denis”, the first instrument manufactured by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll in 1840.
Pierre Pincemaille, pursuing an international career of concert organist, has played under the direction of prestigious conductors: Mstislav Rostropovitch, Myung-Whun Chung, Riccardo Muti, Charles Dutoit, John Nelson.
He has shown his talent of virtuoso instrumentalist in all his recitals. Through the magic of his recordings, he uses all the sound resources of an organ, and always makes his public discover a whole range of new sounds. His extraordinary talent of improviser is unanimously recognized worldwide.