Olivier Dekeister

Olivier Dekeister was born in 1977. He began his musical training by studying the violin at the age of 4 and then turns passionately towards the organ.

A student of Georges Bessonnet, Haru Espinasse and then Marie Claire Alain, he went to Pierre Pincemaille’s class at the Saint Maur Regional Conservatory (94) and won the gold medal in improvisation in 2009. He also won the first Nanterre Conservatoire’s harmony prize and the first Hauts-de-Seine organ prize in 1998.

He was the organist of the Cathedral of Nanterre for 5 years. He was the winner of the competition for the professional card of the diocese of Paris in 1999. He was appointed at the age of 22, the holder of the great Debierre organ from Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard in Paris. It has since contributed to the vitality of the liturgy by its improvisations and to the fame of this tribune.

Composer, he wrote vocal and instrumental pieces which, for some, are given regularly in concert and were broadcast in October 2005 (France Culture).

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