Olivier Latry has been in the forefront of a new generation of French organists, steeped in the instrument's long traditions in Paris, yet innovative in spirit and able to reach new audiences. Latry was born on February 22, 1962, in Boulogne-sur-Mer in far northern France on the English Channel. In 1978 he moved to suburban Paris to study with the influential blind organist Gaston Litaize at the St. Maur-des-Fossés Conservatory and also enrolled in composition classes with the organist Jean-Claude Raynaud. In 1983 Latry was appointed professor of organ at the Catholic Institute of Paris, and he later taught at the Academy of Rheims and, from 1990, as successor to Litaize at St. Maur-des-Fossés. He became professor of organ at the Academy of Paris in 1995. Latry's activities as a recording artist and concert performer, both as titulaire ...
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