Lionel Avot

His encounter with Jean Boyer was decisive. He entered the class at the Lille Conservatory in 1988, then earning the gold medal and prix de perfectionnement in that of Aude Heurtematte.

He plays contemporary music : « In memoriam Thaddée In » for organ and asiatic percussions (Jacques Pichard) and, in 2010, he plays for the first time the « Choral » (Yves Lafargue) in Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts (Paris). During summer 2014, he dedicates 6 concerts in Japan (Suntory Hall, Tokyo Opera City…) to the memory of Jean Boyer, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death.

Professor at the Jehan Alain School of Épinay-sur-Orge, assistant organist of Liesbeth Schlumberger at the Mutin Cavaillé-Coll of the Eglise de l’Etoile in Paris where he organizes a season of concerts, Lionel Avot is also special project employe of the Music Department of Radio France.

For his first CD, he chose the organ of Notre-Dame de la Dalbade in Toulouse to perform the works of César Franck (Hortus Edition) : « A landmark in the collection. A true success, fully matured, a complete, sensitive and colored performance.» Gérard Condé (Le Monde).