Gabriel Bestion de Camboulas
French organist Gabriel Bestion de Camboulas is associate organist of Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis in Paris, formerly principal organist of Sainte-Thérèse de Villeurbanne (Lyon, France), and winner of the 2015 Gaston Litaize international performance competition. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Lyon and the winner of the 2008 Jean-Louis Florentz international grand prize awarded by the Académie des Beaux-Arts – Institut de France in Angers.
He regularly performs as a soloist throughout Europe: La Madeleine (Paris), St Sernin (Toulouse, France) at the Festival Toulouse les Orgues, St François de Lausanne (Switzerland), Zagreb Cathedral (Croatia), La Madeleine at the Festival Orgue en Ville de Besançon (France), Saint Omer Cathedral at Festival Contrepoint (France)… He is also the dedicated organist of ensemble La Tempête, with whom he performed the Händel organ concerti at the Saint Malo Festival, and of ensemble Nulla dies sine musica, with whom he recorded a CD of French baroque music in 2012. He is as comfortable with the classical organ repertoire as with contemporary composition and recorded a CD of the composer Olivier d’Ormesson’s music in 2014. He has been the instigator of a number of interdisciplinary projects for organ and dance: Aveugle Instinct, premiered in 2010 at the Opéra de Lyon (France) on three dances by Jehan Alain; Si on Marchait, premiered in 2011 at the Festival de Besançon on Ravel’s Boléro and Cochereau; and lately L’Anneau de Salomon for organ and eight dancers on a choreography by David Drouard and music by Jean-Louis Florentz.
A former student of Michel Bourcier, Gabriel Marghieri and François-Henri Houbart, he is now regularly asked to conduct master classes in various countries, most recently in Slovenia, Croatia and Latvia.
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