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Ghislain Gourvennec is a French organist living in Norway. He was born in 1983 in Paris (France). He began studying the piano at the age of six and the organ with Marie-Agnès Grall-Menet at the age of ten. After graduating from the National Academy of Music in Brest (1rst prize in organ, music theory and music analysis), he graduated at the Music Conservatory of Saint-Maur and got a diploma in organ. Ghislain Gourvennec then specialized in church music at the University of Stavanger (Norway). He has notably been taught by Christian Ott, Eric Lebrun, Pierre Pincemaille, Henry-Franck Beauperin, Olivier Latry and Vidar Vikøren. Ghislain Gourvennec is now working as a music director at Stokka church in Stavanger and teaching early music, harpsichord and basso continuo as a lecturer at the Faculty of Performing Arts University of Stavanger. He is also the founder of the Christine organ school in Stavanger, now a part of the music school of Stavanger. He regularly performs in concerts in Norway and France, both as an organist, harpsichordist and choir conductor. He has recorded, among others, the complete organ work of Norwegian composer Henrik Ødegaard (including the two concertos for organ and orchestra) and a CD dedicated to the work of the German composer Buxtehude.

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