Samuel Liégeon

Samuel Liégeon has been named the 2012-2013 Young Artist in Residence of the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint-Louis, King of France in New Orleans.

Born in Besançon (France), he studied organ, piano and chamber music in the conservatory of that city. He studied in the Saint-Maur and Rueil-Malmaison conservatory where he finished with honors. At the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, he studies improvisation with Thierry Escaich, Philippe Lefebvre and Jean François Zygel (organ and piano) and composition, and obtains seven first prize and two masters degree. He has been a prize winner at some of Europe’s organ competitions, including the Haarlem, Munster, Strasbourg, Leipzig and Chartres competitions.

Since 2009, he has been the Titular Organist of the church Saint-Pierre de Chaillot in Paris (church of the Champs Elysees). He plays recitals throughout Europe and United States, and regularly improvises for silent movies at the Cine Balzac of Paris and elsewhere.