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Pierre Farago

Pierre Farago was born in 1969 in Caen. After studying organ, piano and harpsichord, he entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, where he won five « Premiers Prix » in organ, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and composition.

Having obtained the Certificate of Aptitude for the office of professor of organ in 1994, he succeeded André Isoir at the CNR at Boulogne-Billancourt. Finalist in several international contests, he won the Prix Edmund Pendleton (interpretation of the organ).
He is regularly invited to France, both for occasional organ recitals in festivals (Festival Toulouse les Orgues, Cunault Festival, Saint-Cyprien en Périgord, Saint-Donat, Cluny in Burgundy, Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume in Paris) and Spain (Menorca, Madrid), Belgium (Brussels Cathedral), Germany (Altenbruch, Weimar, Munich) and Switzerland (Radio Suisse Romande). He also plays in duo with musicians such as Gerard Poulet, Pernoo Jerome, William Dongois.
He participated in the inauguration of many instruments, new or restored (Madrid Cathedral, Notre Dame de Boulogne, Saint-Médard de Brunoy, Pioggiola du Giussani in Corsica, St. Cast ...) He has recorded a CD devoted to the organ works of Schumann and Brahms.
Together with his career as an organist in Europe, Pierre Farago develops an important activity as a composer. Recent years have seen in Paris and abroad (Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia, Belgium, Slovenia, and Canada) the creation of numerous works for choir, orchestra, or chamber music ensembles from which several orders of Radio France.
1997 Finalist in the International Composition Competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium (Violin Concerto), distinguished shortly afterwards by the Pierre Cardin Prix de Composition, then the Prix Georges Wildenstein awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts, Pierre Farago has spent two years as a boarder in the composition section of the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. He is titular organist of the Temple d’Auteuil in Paris and Notre-Dame de Moret.

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AE-11101 "Hymnes"