Music of Franck, Vierne, Tournemire, Widor, Messiaen, and Duruflé
Professor of organ at the Pôle supérieur (PSPBB) and the Conservatoire régional of Paris and titular organist of Saint-Séverin Church in Paris, Christophe Mantoux studied organ and improvisation with Gaston Litaize and harmony and counterpoint at the National Superior Conservatoire of Paris. In 1984 he won the First Prize in Interpretation of the Chartres International Organ Competition, an accomplishment that propelled him into an international career as a concert artist and has led him to more than 25 countries in Europe as well as the USA, Canada, South America, China, South Korea, and Japan. The many authentic instruments of very diverse traditions of organbuilding that he often has the opportunity to play feed his thinking as a performer and teacher.
Titular organist of Chartres cathedral between 1986 and 1992, professor of organ at the Strasbourg Conservatory from 1992 to 2011, member of the French National Commission of Historical Monuments (organ section), Mr. Mantoux is regularly invited for masterclasses and as a jury member for international competitions.
His recordings Guilain-Marchand: Pièces d’orgue (Choc du Monde de la Musique; released by Universal Music) and Jehan Alain: Trois Danses (Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros; soon to be re-released by Armeria), have received critical acclaim. A CD of works of J.S. Bach is to be released soon by Armeria.