OSM ORGANIST EMERITUS
Olivier Latry is organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and organ professor at the Paris Conservatory. His appointment to France’s premier cathedral in 1985 at the age of 23 propelled him onto the international scene: he has appeared in more than 50 countries and on all five continents, as a recitalist or with orchestra.
His extensive discography includes the complete organ works of Messiaen, the Poulenc Organ Concerto and Saint-Saëns Third Symphony with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach. More recently he has recorded two CDs: a recital on an 1853 pedal piano from the Musée de la musique in Paris (works by Boëly, Schumann, Brahms, Alkan and Liszt), and the other devoted to his predecessors (Three Centuries of Organ Music at Notre-Dame de Paris).
For his work in the field of organ performance and studies Olivier Latry has been awarded the Prix Del Duca, in 2000, as well as honorary fellowships from the North and Midlands School of Music (2006) and the Royal College of Organists (2007).
He was named International Performer of the Year in April 2009 by the American Guild of Organists in New York, and in June 2010 received an honorary doctorate from McGill University.
Olivier Latry has been organist emeritus at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since December 2012. He took part in the inauguration concerts of Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique in May 2014.