Romantic Organ International Course

Romantic Organ International Course

Professor: Michel Bouvard

Romantic Organ International Course

Romantic Organ XXXVIII International Course

Professor: Michel Bouvard

The course will be held from 8th to 12th August, mainly with the Cavaillé-Coll organ (1868) in San Vicente church at San Sebastian.

Registration fees
For active students: 160 € (max. 12 students)
For listeners: 126 €

The request for accommodation in dormitories should be performed at the same time of enrollment in the course (it’s essential to complete the appropriate section in the Application Form).

Professor: Michel Bouvard
Fromearly childhood, his grandfather Jean Bouvard, organist and composer from Lyon, pupil of Louis Vierne, transmitted him the passion for music. After studying in Rodez and Paris, he completed his training in Saint-Séverin, where he stayed as head organist for ten years. The beginning of his career kicked off out when he was awarded first prize at the Toulouse International Competition in 1983. After succeeding Xavier Darasse at the Toulouse Conservatory in 1985, he developed a significant activity in defense of the cultural heritage of the town and the region, organizing with his partner Willem Jansen, concerts, courses, and competitions. In 1996 he created the International Festival of Toulouse Les Orgues, which he directed for four years. Between 1995 and 2021 he was organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire with Olivier Latry, developing an outstanding team-teaching collaboration. Since 1996 he has beenthe head organist of the historic Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Saint-Sernin Basilica in Toulouse, and in 2010 he was appointed one of the four head organists of the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. 

Active students of the course must present two works to choose from among the following. Each student enrolled in the course must communicate before June 1 the list of works they have prepared:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chorals de Leipzig
Clavierübung III
Préludes et fugues Fantaisies et fugues

César Franck (1822-1890)
Fantaisie en ut majeur Pastorale
Grande Pièce symphonique Prière
Fantaisie en la majeur
Prélude, fugue et variation
Pièce héroïque
Chorals: no1 en mi mineur, no2 en si mineur, no3 en la mineur

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Préludes de chorals op.122

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Symphonie no5 en fa mineur op.42, no10 en re majeur ,Romane, op.73

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Symphonie no2 en mi mineur op.20, no3 en fa dièse mineur op.28

Pipe Organs in Gipuzkoa:

Romantic Organ International Course





The application fee will be paid by bank order to:

IBAN: ES71 3035 0060 4406 00061399
Quincena Musical

For international bank orders:

BIC: CLPEES2MXXX IBAN: ES71 3035 0060 4406 00061399

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