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Titular organists

Baptiste-Florian MARLE-OUVRARD is a French organists defending an eclectic repertoire while giving an important contribution to the art of improvisation.

After brilliant studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris (CNSM) where he received such teaching from Olivier Latry, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Lefebvre, Pierre Pincemaille, Jean-François Zygel and François-Xavier Roth where he received 8 awards, he became laureate of numerous international competitions among which we can mention:

-International competition of improvisation from Leipzig 2009 (First Prize)
-International competition of improvisation Luxembourg 2011 (First and audience Prize)

-Winner of the M.Tariverdiev international competition in Kaliningrad, Russia 2011

-International competition of Grand Prix d’Improvisation de Chartres (2° Prix ex-aequoand audience Prize - Grand-Prix not awarded) – 2012

-International competition of Longwood Gardens – Clarence Snyder Award (USA) - 2013

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Titular organist of the Saint Vincent de Paul Church of Clichy-la-Garenne (Paris) since 2001, he was appointed by competition in 2015, titular organist on the great organ of the main church Saint Eustache in Paris.


His intense concert activity leads to occur throughout Europe, Russia, Canada, USA and South Africa. He regularly teaches improvisation and French music at academies and master classes.


Also passionate by music accompaniment of silent film, he regularly collaborates with the French Cinematheque in Paris, where he was artist in residence for the 2015 Festival "All the memory of World". Although possessing a vast repertoire, he regulary include in his program several transcriptions of symphonic works. He also continues to explore the most bold combinations between organ and other forms of artistic expression, dance, graphic works, electronic music.
recorded with the clarinestist Yom, a program mixing various traditional world music at the “Philharmonie de Paris”.


Titulaire of the grand organ at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, Organist in Residence at Maison de la Radio (Radio France Concert Hall) and recently appointed Organ Professor at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP). Thomas Ospital is a young artist who has quickly earned a place amongst the world’s finest concert organists.


A laureate of several competitions, he was awarded First Prize at the 2009 International Competition of Organ in Saragossa, Spain, the Duruflé-Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2012 International Chartres Competition, and Second Prize at the 2013 International Xavier Darasse Competition in Toulouse. In May of 2014 he took the Grand Prize Jean Louis Florentz and the Audience Prize at the International Organ Competition of Angers under the direction of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. And most-recently, in November of 2014 he was awarded Second Prize, Audience Prize and the Florentz Prize at the International Chartres Competition.


Mr. Ospital is equally at home performing as a solo recitalist or with choir or orchestra. He is also eager to perpetuate the art of improvisation in all of its forms, including the accompaniment of silent films. His performances have taken him throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. He has also performed in Russia and in North America, where in 2012 he served for six months as Young Artist in Residence at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans, USA.


Born in 1990, Thomas Ospital began his musical studies at the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel in Bayonne, France, completing his studies with Esteban Landart in 2008 (Mention Très bien à l’unanimité). From 2008 until 2015 he was a student at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where he earned five First Place prizes in organ, improvisation, harmony, counterpoint and fugue. His teachers at the Paris Conservatoire included Olivier Latry, Michel Bouvard, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Lefebvre, László Fassang, Isabelle Duha, Pierre Pince and Jean-François Zygel.


Mr. Ospital currently serves as Titular Organist of the largest pipe organ in France; the Grand Organ at St. Eustache in Paris.  He took up the post in 2015 when he succeeded Jean Guillou.  Mr. Ospital is also the newly-appointed Organist in Residence at the Maison de la Radio (Radio France) where he presides over the new concert hall organ built by Grenzing

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