French organist André Isoir (born in Saint-Dizier, France on 20 July 1935) died today, on his 81st birthday.

Isoir studied, among others, with Édouard Souberbielle and he won several international organ competitions. He was organist at St-Médard in Paris from 1952 to 1967 and since 1973 Principal organist at Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

He taught at the Conservatoire in Orsay, and later in Boulogne-Billancourt, where he taught organ until 1994.

Isoir has recorded some sixty discs for labels scuh as Hyperion, La Dolce Volta and Calliope. He has recorded the complete organ works of J. S. Bach.

  • Pizzicato

  • Archives