Daniel ROTH (Paris), President
His studies with Maurice Duruflé, Rolande Falcinelli and Marie-Claire Alain have been awarded by five Premiers Prix at the Conservatory in Paris. Awarded by several competitions, among them in 1971 the Premier Grand Prix de Chartres in interpretation and improvisation, he is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s leading organists, composers and teachers. In 1963, aged 20 years, he made his debut as assistant of Rolande Falcinelli at the organ of the Basilique de Montmartre in Paris, where he succeeded her as titular organist in 1973. Since 1985, he is organist of the world famous organ of Saint-Sulpice in Paris where his predecessors were Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald. In 2005, he has played the dedication of the new organ of the Philharmonie de Luxembourg for the construction of which he has been artistic advisor. He is Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Officier des Arts et Lettres and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in London. In 2009, he was awarded the Grande Croix Albert Schweitzer as well as in 2020 the Royal College of Organists Medal in London. In 2015, the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists distinguished him as “international performer of the year”.
Paul BREISCH (Luxembourg)
Seven Premiers Prix at Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris (classes of Michel Bouvard, Olivier Latry, Thierry Escaich and Loïc Mallié) and in 1999 laureate of Concours International d'Orgue "André Marchal" de la Ville de Biarritz. Since 2003 he is Professor for organ at the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville d'Esch-sur-Alzette and in 2006 successor of Carlo Hommel as titular organist of both organs (classical Westenfelder and symphonic Haupt- Rieger) of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg.
Markus EICHENLAUB (Speyer)
Markus Eichenlaub has been the cathedral organist at Speyer Cathedral since 2010. In Hamburg and Stuttgart he studied church music and organ with Pieter van Dijk and Jon Laukvik, among others. From 2000-2010 he taught as an organ professor at the Folkwang University in Essen. He has been teaching at the Saarbrücken University of Music since 2019. As Limburg cathedral organist (1998-2010), he performed Bach's organ works in 2000. In 2012 he performed all of Widor's organ symphonies in Speyer Cathedral and in 2022 Franck's organ works. He received a special award with the 1st prize at the "International Schnitger Organ Competition".
Zuzana FERJENČÍKOVÁ (Rotterdam)
After her studies in Bratislava and Vienna, the slovakian organist, pianist and composer has been influenced especially by the teaching of and collaboration with Jean Guillou. She has won numerous prizes in international competitions and was, in 2004, the first woman to be awarded the First Prize at the significant International Organ Improvisation Competition in Haarlem. She is regularly invited to take part at international competition juries. From September 2021 she is appointed professor for organ at Codarts University of Music in Rotterdam.