CHRISTOPHE MANTOUX - Biography
Christophe Mantoux
CHRISTOPHE MANTOUX

Christophe Mantoux is Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire régional de Paris and the Pôle supérieur de Paris. Mr. Mantoux previously was Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire National de Région in Strasbourg from 1992 to 2011, where he taught students from all over Europe, the United States, South America, South Korea, and Japan.  He also holds the post of Titular Organist at the famous Church of Saint-Séverin in Paris where he has served since 1995.
His international career as a concert organist has taken him to more than twenty countries in Europe, North and South America, South Korea, Japan and the United States. Such extensive concertizing has given him the rare opportunity to perform on many fine instruments from diverse traditions of organ building, thereby enriching his understanding of the organ and its music.
In 1984, Mr. Mantoux won the prestigious Grand Prix d’Interprétation (First Prize in Interpretation) at the Chartres International Organ Competition (Grand Prix de Chartres). Following that success, he served as Titular Organist of the Chartres Cathedral from 1986 to 1992, and he remains a member of the Artistic Committee of the Chartres International Organ Competition.
Born in 1961 in Paris, Mr. Mantoux completed his organ studies with Gaston Litaize at the Conservatoire National de Région of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés. He later studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where he won First Prizes in Harmony and Counterpoint.
Besides his active concert schedule and teaching, Mr. Mantoux is regularly invited to conduct masterclasses and workshops as well as to serve on juries for international organ competitions. He also leads organ tours in France for interested groups from the United States and other English-speaking countries. 
Christophe Mantoux has contributed articles to numerous organ journals, one in English to The American Organist (July 2008).  He has recorded two CDs, one of which features the music of Guilain and Marchand, the other includes works of Jehan Alain recorded on the much celebrated Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Abbey Church of St. Ouen de Rouen (Motette 13651).  This recording won the coveted “Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros.”  He recently recorded a disc of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on the new organ built in the “Bach” style, by Dominque Thomas in Strasbourg, France which should be released shortly.
M. Mantoux is represented in the United States by Penny Lorenz, Artist Management.