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Lionel Avot


After having taken up the piano in his childhood Lionel Avot began the organ aged twenty-three; his encounter with Jean Boyer was decisive. He entered the class at the Lille Conservatory in 1988, then earning the gold medal and prix de perfectionnement in that of Aude Heurtematte. In 1998 he won third prize in the César Franck International Organ Competition at the organ of the Cathedral of Saint-Bavo (The Netherlands). He is also a prizewinner of the international competitions in Biarritz and Vilnius (Lithuania).He has taken part in numerous master classes and attended many workshops concerning the work of César Franck under the direction of Jean Boyer (in San Sebastián in Spain and Haarlem in The Netherlands).He is regularly invited to play in Paris (Notre-Dame Cathedrale, Saint-Sulpice, La Madeleine, Saint-Etienne-du-Mont, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin, Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, Saint-Gervais…), and also elsewhere in France (Sainte-Croix Abbey Church in Bordeaux, Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica and Cathédrale Saint-Jean in Lyon, Saint-Omer, Laon, in Dieppe…) and abroad (the Dom Church in Riga, Latvia, Saint John’s Church in Lüneburg, Germany, the Aubertin organ in Karuizawa, Japan…).Passionate about teaching, he has been professor since 1999 at the Jehan Alain School of Épinay-sur-Orge; he was invited to teach on the occasion of the fortieth Organ Academy in the Cévennes. Assistant organist with Liesbeth Schlumberger at the Église de l’Étoile in Paris, Lionel Avot is also special project employe of the Direction of Music at Radio France.

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