Biography

Internationally renowned organist, David Cassan, is one of the leading young organists of his generation. He studied at Caen Conservatoire, and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and Lyon with Thierry Escaich, Pierre Pincemaille, Philippe Lefebvre, François Espinasse, Jean-François Zygel and Erwan Le Prado. Today he leads a busy schedule performing as a soloist with prestigious ensembles (such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Paris, Orchestre National de Lyon, Capitole de Toulouse, Chœur and Orchestre Symphonique de Paris) throughout France and throughout the world (Germany, England, Russia, China, Israel, Latvia, Estonia, Spain, Iceland, Uruguay, Holland, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland).

Renowned and praised by critics, David Cassan has a vast repertoire, with a preference for J.S. Bach and French works of the 19th and 20th century. A brilliant and creative improviser, David often accompanies silent films on the piano and organ.

David Cassan has been awarded a dozen international first prizes including Chartres (France), St Albans (UK), Haarlem (Holland), and also the Grand Prix Jean-Louis Florentz of l’Académie des Beaux-Arts (France). These numerous awards makes him one of the most distinguished organists of his generation.

A renowned pedagogue, he regularly gives masterclasses around the world (St Petersburg, Beijing, Bern, Milan, Laussane, Paris, etc..). David teaches organ at Nancy Conservatoire and improvisation at Saint Maur-des-Fossés Conervatoire. He also adjudicates often for French and international competitions. He is currently organist at the l’Oratoire du Louvre in Paris.