Nicolas Bucher

Nicolas Bucher discovered his passion for music once the new organ in Lens was built. He studied with Jean Boyer and Aude Heurtematte (Conservatoire de Lille), and then continued his studies with Jean Ferrard and Benoît Mernier (Conservatoire de Bruxelles). He graduated from the CNSMD of Lyon (Conservatoire National de Musique et danse de Lyon) in Jean Boyer’s class.

In October 1998, he was one of the finalists in the 7th Xavier Darasse International Competition of Toulouse, which was dedicated to spanish baroque music. In September 2000, he received the 2nd Prize in the Musashino-Tokyo International Competition.

He was organist in Lens, Marcq-en-Baroeul and Lyon (Cathédrale Saint-Jean). He succeeded Michel Chapuis at the famous organ of Saint-Séverin (Paris), from 2002 to 2013, and is currently organist at the Basilica in Vézelay. Nicolas Bucher was director of the Conservatoire d’Arras (2005 – 2007) and, from 2007 to 2011, was head of musical studies at the CNSMD of Lyon. Since November 2011, he has been working as the executive officer of la Cité de la Voix in Vézelay and continues to play the organ and to conduct orchestras.