08/04 | Thomas Ospital


Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
"Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" BWV 654
Thomas OSPITAL (1990)
Improvisation in the style of Mozart
Maurice DURUFLE (1902-1986)
Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain
Thomas OSPITAL (1990)
Improvisation in the Romantic style
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
(transcription by Thierry Hirsch)
Thomas OSPITAL (1990)
Improvisation in the Modern style


Born in 1990 in the Basque Country (France), Thomas Ospital began his musical studies at the Bayonne Conservatory and, in 2008, won a first organ award in the class of Esteban Landart. He continued his studies at the National Conservatory of Music and dance in Paris where he worked with musical personalities such as Olivier Latry, Michel Bouvard, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Lefebvre, Laszlo Fassang, Isabelle Duha, Pierre Pincemaille and Jean-François Zygel. He won five first prizes in organ, improvisation, harmony, counterpoint and Fugue. He won numerous prizes in various international competitions such as Zaragoza (first prize) in 2009, Chartres (Prix Duruflé and Public prize) in 2012, Toulouse (second prize) in 2013. In May 2014, he received the Grand Prix Jean-Louis Florenter and the public prize in the competition of Angers under the aegis of the Academy of Fine Arts. In November of the same year, he won the second prize, the Public Prize and the Prix Jean-Louis Florentz at the International competition of Chartres. In 2012, he was for six months "young artist in Residence" at St. Louis King of France Cathedral in New Orleans, United States. In 2015, he was an artist in residence at the Sacred Music Festival in Rocamadour. In March 2015, he was appointed holder of the grand organ of the Church of Saint-Eustache in Paris. Since 2006, he has also been the holder of the new Thomas organ of the Church of Saint Vincent de Ciboure. Improvisation holds an important place in his musical practice; Anxious to make this art persevere in all its forms, he practiced in particular the accompaniment of silent films. His concert activity led him to perform both in France and abroad, as well as soloist, chamber music or symphony orchestra.
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