Organ Recital by Jean-Baptiste Monnot at the St. Louis Cathedral
The performance will take place on Sunday, November 20th at 6:00pm at the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. This event is free and open to the public.
Jean-Batiste Monnot. Titular organist of the famed Cavaillé-Coll organ at St. Ouen Church in Rouen, at age 18 he won First Prize at the Fourth Young Organist Competition in Paris. A student of Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard at the Paris Conservatory, he also studied with Bernard Haas at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik. From 2004 to 2014 he was Jean Guillou‘s assistant at St. Eutasche Church in Paris.
As a concert organist, he performs more than 100 recitals a year throughout France, Australia, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United States. In 2015, Figaro newspaper of Paris named him one of three young organists to watch. He has served as the artistic director of the annual festival Le Printemps des orgues in Mantes-la-Jolie, France. He was previously titular organist of St. Louis des Chartrons of Bordeaux, France and organ professor at the Regional Conservatory of Mantes en Yvelines.
In 2010 he managed the creation of the incidental music for Macbeth by Jean Guillou for Kyoto Concert Hall and Nagoya Concert Hall with Masaru Sekine. He served as the 2010-2011 Young Artist in Residence at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, in New Orleans.
Mr. Monnot’s performance is made possible through the generosity of Elise Murray Cambon Memorial Trust and the parishioners of the St. Louis Cathedral.
The Music: Mr. Monnot’s recital will be a repeat of his highly acclaimed 2015 recital at the Cathedral of Monaco. Works included are: Serge PROKOFIEV, transcription of Jean GUILLOU: Toccata pour piano op. 11; Alexander SCRIABIN, transcriptions of Jean-Baptiste MONNOT: Etude en ut dièse n°1 op. 2, Prélude n°2 op. 11; P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY, transcription of Jean GUILLOU: -Scherzo from the Sixth Symphony; Modest MOUSSORGSKY, transcription of Jean GUILLOU: Pictures at an Exhibition.