Daniel Roth
1942 -

Widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos, he has held several prestigious positions as both performer and teacher. At the age of twenty he made his debut at the organ of the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre in Paris, as assistant of his teacher, Rolande Falcinelli. He later succeeded her as titular organist, a post which he held until 1985 when he was appointed titular organist at St-Sulpice, the famous Paris church where his predecessors were Widor, Dupré‚ Grunenwald.

A former student at the Paris Conservatory, Daniel Roth’s teachers have included Marie-Claire Alain and Maurice Durufé. He has won several competitions, among them the Grand Prix de Chartres 1971, interpretation and improvisation. After teaching positions at the Conservatories of Marseille, Strasbourg and the Saarbrücken Musik- hochschule, he is currently Professor of organ at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt am Main where he is successor to E.Krapp and H.Walcha.

Daniel Roth has been also Artist in residence at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and chairman of the organ department at Catholic University in Washington D.C.. He is invited to play concerts as a soloist and with famous orchestras. Furthermore he teaches master classes and participates on juries for organ competitions throughout the world.

A composer as well as performer, Daniel Roth has several works for organ published by Leduc, Bärenreiter, Schott (Mainz), Novello, for flute and organ, choir an organ (Messe Brève) published by Schott. For his compositions he received the Florent Schmitt prize awarded by the Académie des Beaux-Arts (Institut de France).

Daniel Roth is also well known for his brilliant improvisations which are regularly included in his concerts programs. He has several recordings to his credit with numerous record labels.