Éva Darracq

Éva studied the piano and pipe organ at the University of Music in Vienna with Michael Radulescu and at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard. She received her diplomas in 1997 and the master degree of Arts in 2002 with congratulations of the jury. She was being attributed several awards for her studies and her work. Enfant terrible of the classical organ scene, she started early to create her own projects, collaborates with composers, actors, dancers and electronic equipment. Her project Texturen won the Austrian music award in 2001. She played in festivals of contemporary music and electro-acoustic music in Vienna, Zurich and Paris. She created composer’s works for pipe organ, most of those pieces are dedicated to her.

At the same time, she’s continuing her career as a classical organ player, playing concerts and recitals in most european countries, as well as in Argentina, Algeria, Russia, and Hong-Kong. She’s a professor for pipe organ at the Bordeaux Conservatory of Music, organist at the Saint-Augustin church in Bordeaux, and a tutor at organ academies.

Since 2008, she collaborates with the foundation of Arts Fondation Royaumont at the Abbaye of Royaumont (Paris) in order to create new music for pipe organ, as well as projects in collaboration with Andy Emler (Jazz), Myriam Gourfink (dance), KasperTToeplitz (computers), Christine Bertocchi (voice). Recordings for Radio France, ORF (Austrian National Radio) and Chaîne Mezzo. 
In 2012, she created two new projects: Organic Sound Matters with organ and computers, and Organica 1, a fourty-minute acoustic piece for organ and dance.