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Yves Castagnet

Yves Castagnet was born in Paris in 1964.

He started studying the piano at a very early age, then the organ a few years later at the age of nine. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in organ, improvisation, harmony, counterpoint, fugue and orchestration, with many first prizes among which one in organ in 1985.

In 1988, he won the Great Prize of interpretation at the International Organ Competition “Grand Prix de Chartres”. He’s been since performing regularly as a soloist in France and abroad.

Also in 1988 he was appointed principal organist of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, where he daily plays for the offices sung by the cathedral’s choir school.

Both a concert and a continuo-player, Yves Castagnet greatly enjoys accompanying singers. He teaches period performance to the adults singers of Notre-Dame’s choir school, and regularly plays for their concert and liturgical productions.

This context and the musical richness of the liturgies celebrated at Paris Notre-Dame have progressively guided Yves Castagnet to composition.


(couverture de L’Invitation au voyage)

L’Invitation au voyage

mélodie pour chœur et piano sur le poème de Charles Beaudelaire
(couverture de Veni Sancte Spiritus)

Veni Sancte Spiritus

(couverture de Messe brève)

Messe brève

(couverture de Messe « Salve Regina »)

Messe « Salve Regina »

(couverture de Messe « Salve Regina »)

Messe « Salve Regina »

(couverture de Trois Psaumes)

Trois Psaumes

(couverture de O salutaris)

O salutaris

Format bibliographique à copier

Castagnet, Yves. L’Invitation au voyage, mélodie pour chœur et piano sur le poème de Charles Beaudelaire, Symétrie, 2021, 10 p.
Castagnet, Yves. Veni Sancte Spiritus, Symétrie, 2020, 32 p.
Castagnet, Yves. Messe brève, Symétrie, 2020, 24 p.
Castagnet, Yves. Messe « Salve Regina », Symétrie, 2015, 53 p.
Castagnet, Yves. Messe « Salve Regina », Symétrie, 2015, 25 p.
Castagnet, Yves. Trois Psaumes, Symétrie, 2015, 36 p.
Castagnet, Yves. O salutaris, Symétrie, 2014, 5 p.