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Pierre Queval. Photo courtesy of the artist

Photo courtesy of the artist

Pierre Queval

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Organist Pierre Queval (b. 1988, France) studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris under Olivier Latry and was awarded degrees in organ-performance and improvisation. He has performed in many of the great churches of France and has been the head organist of the great Cavaillé-Coll / Haerpfer-Ermann organ of the Saint-Ignace Church in Paris since November 2014. He offers a solo organ recital on the McMyler Memorial Organ.

Free, no ticket required

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César Franck (1822–1890)
Three Pieces for Organ, no. 3: Pièce héroïque in B minor, M. 37

Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
From Symphony no. 5 in F minor, op. 42, no. 1
IV. Adagio
V. Toccata

Jehan Alain (1911–1940)

Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le theme du “Veni Creator,” op. 4

Louis Vierne (1870–1937)
From Symphony no. 5 in A minor, op. 47
V. Final

Pierre Queval

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About the Artist

Pierre Queval was born in 1988. He studied at the Nantes and Saint-Maur-des Fossés Conservatories (France), with Michel Bourcier, Eric Lebrun, and Pierre Pincemaille, and subsequently attended the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where he studied organ with Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry, organ and piano improvisation with Thierry Escaich, László Fassang, Philippe Lefebvre, and Jean-François Zygel, and counterpoint with Pierre Pincemaille. He received a master’s degree in each discipline. Titular organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ in St. Ignatius Church in Paris since 2014, Pierre Queval was the seventh “young artist in residence” at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans (US) from November 2015 to April 2016. He has performed in many prestigious places in France and abroad (US, England, Italy, Finland, Poland). In Paris, he has played recitals at Notre-Dame, Saint-Sulpice, Saint-Eustache, Sainte-Clotilde, Saint-Denis, La Trinité, Saint-Séverin, Saint-Thomas d’Aquin. He has also participated in several festivals such as Radio-France et Montpellier/Languedoc-Roussillon, La Roque d’Anthéron, La Chaise-Dieu, Annecy Classic Festival, Toulouse les Orgues, Lyon Orgue en Jeu, Chartres, Saint-Malo, Carcassonne, and L’Alpe d’Huez. Pierre Queval also regularly plays the piano or the organ to accompany silent films and movies. He founded the Meigma Trio with flautist Charlotte Berthomé and violonist Mathilde Gandar; and the Orpezzo Ensemble with mezzo-soprano Anne-Claire Couchourel and trumpeter Vincent Mitterrand. Pierre Queval is organ teacher at the Conservatories of Laon, Soissons, and Gagny (France).




These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

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