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Marie-Ange Leurent

After studying the organ with Gaston Litaize at the regional national conservatory of Saint Maur des Fossés and the piano with Lucette Descaves at the Rueil-Malmaison conservatory, Marie-Ange Leurent finished her studies at the national higher music conservatory in Paris, where she obtains numerous awards including a first prize for organ in the class of Michel Chapuis. She benefits from the lessons of Marie-Claire Alain at the Academy of Saint-Donat.

At 22, she was appointed titular organist of the great organ of Notre-Dame de Lorette in Paris.

Marie-Ange Leurent forms a famous duo with Eric Lebrun. In addition to two recordings devoted to works by Gaston Litaize, one of which, devoted to the twelve pieces for large organ, is a world premiere, she recorded on the organs of Santa Maria de Mahon, in Spain, a recital of original music by Mozart and his contemporaries who received international critical acclaim. They recorded a complete organ work by Buxtehude (Grand Prix du disk of the Charles Cros Academy), and the complete work of Alexandre Pierre François Boëly (Bayard Musique).

Organ teacher at the Leo Delibes Conservatory in Clichy, and at the Saint-Mandé Conservatory, she also teaches musical writing at the University of Paris-IV Sorbonne, after having been a professor of musical training at the National Superior Conservatory of Music and dance of Paris.

Several composers have written works for her, including Gaston Litaize (sonata for two, for organ for four hands), Florentine Mulsant (for which she premiered the Veni Sancte Spiritus in Saint-Sulpice church, then the Mass, and the Suite Sacrée pour organ), or even Valéry Aubertin who dedicated his sublime Sonatine for the stars to him, as well as his Third Sonata.Marie-Ange Leurent is also the creator with the actress Elisabeth Commelin and six other actresses of the Grand Livre de Marie, oratorio dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Notre Dame de Lorette in Paris. She recorded the music for Jacques Rivette’s film “Do not touch the ax” after the Duchess of Langeais de Balzac


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