Pierre Pincemaille (#7291)

titular organist of the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris





At the website  Historical Organ Society Catalog  go left to "search": Pincemaille.

At the website "Orgues et Organistes"  see Biography: " Pierre Pincemaille".


The outrageously talented Pierre Pincemaille is the titular organist at St. Denis. This premier improviser explores the tonal resources of the landmark organ at St. Denis, Paris, the first of the great symphonic organs.


Pierre Pincemaille , born in 1956 studied with Henri Challan, Jean-Claude Raynaud, Marcel Bitsche and Rolande Falcellini. After receiving a lot of first prices  he became in Novembre 1987 titular organist of the cathedral of St-Denis near Paris.


The 1841 Cavaillé-Coll organ at St. Denis changed organbuilding for all time, for here the great builder conceived his first large organ of great wind-consumption made playable by the Barker lever, used first at St. Denis. Besides all that, the organ sounds wonderful in the ancient and large Basilica where French royals have been buried since the 7th century.