Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
7/6/2020 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Titulaire of the grand organ at St. Eustache Church in Paris, and Professor of Keyboard Harmony at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Thomas Ospital has quickly earned a place amongst the world’s finest concert organists. Mr. Ospital is equally at home performing as a solo recitalist or with choir or orchestra. He is also eager to perpetuate the art of improvisation in all of its forms, including the accompaniment of silent films.
His performances have taken him throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. He has also performed in Russia and in North America, where in 2012 he served for six months as Young Artist in Residence at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans, USA.
Born in 1990, Ospital studied at the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel in Bayonne, France, with Esteban Landart, then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he earned five First Place prizes in organ, improvisation, harmony, counterpoint and fugue, and studied with Olivier Latry, Michel Bouvard, Thierry Escaich, Philippe Lefebvre, László Fassang, Isabelle Duha, Pierre Pincemaille and Jean-François Zygel. He is a laureate of several international competitions, including the Chartres Competition.
Mr. Ospital has two CD recordings available: Liszt, une divine tragédie recorded at St. Eustasche Church featuring the organ music of Franz Liszt, and most-recently Convergences, recorded at the Radio France Concert Hall featuring works by Thierry Escaich, Johann Sebastian Bach, and improvisations by Mr. Ospital.
Visit his website at thomasospital.com.