University of Sydney presents

Olivier Latry: The Organist of Notre Dame

7 April


Olivier Latry, organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, plays a recital on the von Beckerath organ in the Gothic surrounds of the University’s Great Hall. Mr. Latry is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s finest organists, and this is a rare opportunity to hear him play in Australia, in his only Sydney recital.

At the age 23, Olivier Latry won a competition to become one of the three titular organists of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, beside Philippe Lefebvre and Jean-Pierre Leguay, succeeding Pierre Cochereau. Since 1995 he has been Professor of organ at the Paris Conservatory.

He has performed in more than fifty countries on five continents, considers himself an ambassador of seventeenth to twentieth century French organ music. Today he is counted among the most noted “improvisers” in the French tradition. In early 2000 he performed three complete cycles of the organ music of Olivier Messiaen, at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New-York City and at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. These performances were followed by a recording for Deutsche Grammophon of the complete organ works of Olivier Messiaen at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Limited ticket sales will be available at the door one hour prior to the performance, CASH ONLY.

Venue Collect tickets will be available at the Great Hall from 5pm on Sunday 7 April NOT the Seymour Centre.