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Daniel Roth


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1 - organist He began his musical training at the conservatory of his home town Mulhouse. In 1960, he entered the Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with five first prizes in organ and improvisation (1963, class of Rolande Falcinelli), harmony [1962, class of Maurice Duruflé), counterpoint and fugue (1963, class of Marcel Bitsch), and piano accompaniment (1970, class of Henriette Puit-Roget). He also studied organ with Marie-Claire Alain.

In 1963, Daniel Roth became Rolande Falcinelli’s substitute at the great organ at Sacré-Coeur in Paris, where he succeeded his former teacher as titular organist in 1973, a position he held until 1985, when he was appointed titular organist at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, where his predecessors were Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald.

Daniel Roth was the winner of several prestigious organ competitions, such as the competition of the “Amis de l’orgue”, and the Grand Prix in organ performance and improvisation at the Concours de Chartres in 1971.

From 1974-76, Daniel Roth was Artist-In-Residence at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and professor of organ at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C… He also held teaching positions of organ in Marseille (1974-1979), Strasbourg (1979-1988), and Saarbrücken (1988-1995). From 1995 until his retirement in 2007, he was professor of organ performance and improvisation at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule. In addition, he was consultant for the new organ by Karl Schuke at Luxembourg Philharmony, which he dedicated in 2005.

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