In memoriam Pierre Pincemaille
08 12 1956 - 12 01 2018
Friday February the 16th
This Friday February the 16th Organroxx Radio honours Pierre Pincemaille by broadcasting all day long his most beautiful recordings.
Pierre Pincemaille was born in Paris on December the 8th 1956. In 1991 he married Anne-France Gaudillat. They had three children together.
In 1965 he started to study the piano and in 1968 he discovered the organ thanks to his uncle Paul Pincemaille, an amateur organist himself.
He graduated from the Paris Conservatory with five first prizes (in harmony, counterpoint, fugue, organ and improvisation) and was taught by Henri Challan, Jean-Claude Raynaud, Marcel Bitsch en Rolande Falcinelli. He has never been a pupil van Pierre Cochereau.
Between 1978 and 1990 he won five international organ competitions: Lyon (1978), Beauvais (1987), Strasbourg (1989), Montbrison (1989) and Chartres (1990).
He was appointed titular organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Basilica of St Denis near Paris. He made many recordings of his improvisations, the 10 symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor and the complete organ works of Maurice Duruflé and César Franck.
He was professor of counterpoint at the Paris Conservatory, improvisation (Saint-Maur-des-Fossés) and harmony/counterpoint (Saint-Germain-de-Laye).