Odile Pierre is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Odile was best known as a French organist and composer.
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Odile Pierre
Born12 March 1932
Died29 February 2020(2020-02-29) (aged 87)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationComposer
Organist
Odile Pierre (12 March 1932 – 29 February 2020) was a French organist and composer.
Contents
1 Biography
2 Publications
3 Awards
4 References
Biography
After attending an organ recital at Church of St. Ouen, Rouen by Marcel Dupré, Pierre, aged 7, drew an interest in the instrument. She was an organist and choir leader at the église de Barentin at age 15. She attended the Conservatoire De Rouen and the Conservatoire de Paris. She took advanced organ classes with Fernando Germani in Rome and at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.
Pierre taught organ and music history at the Conservatoire de Rouen from 1959 to 1969, and organ and improvisation at the Conservatoire de Paris from 1981 to 1992. In 1977, she represented France at the International Organ Congress in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. She gave over 2000 organ recitals throughout her career, and a member of the Commission technique consultative pour les orgues from 1977 until death.
Odile Pierre died on 29 February 2020 at the age of 87.
Publications
Fugue-scherzo pour quatuor à vent
Cantiques et airs bretons
Quatuor sur deux Noëls hongrois
Awards
Silver Medal of the City of Paris
Officer of the Legion of Honour
Commander of the Ordre national du Mérite
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