Thursday, October 9, 2014
Celebrity Organ Recital Jean Baptiste Robin Sunday, October 19
Jean Baptiste Robin
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Jean Baptiste Robin (Versailles Chapel organist), presents a program of French organ music and transcriptions including works
by Couperin, Debussy, Bizet and Ravel
Followed by a reception hosted by San Francisco Chapter of The American Guild of organists and St. Mary's College.
St. Mary’s College Chapel
St Marys Rd
Moraga, CA 94575
$20 suggested donation
Jean Baptiste Robin studied composition and organ (with Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry) at the Conservatoire de Paris, receiving five first prizes. He continued composition studies with George Benjamin (King's College London) and organ studies with Louis Robilliard (Conservatoire de Lyon, Prix de Perfectionnement), Odile Bailleux (Conservatoire de Bourg-la-Reine, Prix de Perfectionnement), and Marie-Claire Alain (regional conservatory of Paris). He was named organist at the Poitiers Cathedral in 2000 and "local" organist for the Chapel of Versailles. He currently teaches organ and composition at the conservatoire in Versailles.
Robin is particularly known for performances of French Baroque organ music, such as his recordings of the complete organ works of Louis Marchand and François Couperin, and also for his interpretations of the works of Jehan Alain. He has had compositions commissioned by Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Radio France. In 2010, Naxos Records released a CD of Robin playing his own organ works.
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