Philippe Lefebvre

Since 1985, Philippe Lefebvre has been organist-titular of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. He discovered the organ at age 16 ; on the advice of Pierre Cochereau, then Organist of Notre-Dame, he began studies in organ and improvisation first at the Conservatory in Lille ant then Paris. In 1971, he was awarded the first prize in organ and improvisation from the National Conservatory and first prize in counterpoint and fugue. He also won first prize in improvisation at Lyon and one year later first prize in the prestigious Chartres Cathedral international competition.

In 1976, he was appointed titular (head) organist of Chartres Cathedral, then in 1985 as titular of Notre-Dame Cathedral with Olivier Latry and Jean-Pierre Leguay. From 1980-2003, he was director of the National Conservatory of Lille where he growth of the oldest music, theatre, and danse school in France.

He his currently Professor of Improvisation bat the Paris Conservatory.

Philippe Lefebvre has traveled the world playing concerts and conducting master-class. He has many recordings to his name and is regarded as one of the players and improvisers most representative of the French Organ School, an art which he illustrates troughout the world.