Franck BESINGRAND

Orgues et cimes

 

Born in Bordeaux, Franck Besingrand completed his musical formation at the Regional Conservatory of Music in Toulouse. He won several prizes, in particular the Musical Composition Prize. He further studied with Jean Guillou, Françis Chapelet, Martin Gester in several summer academies in France or abroad.

He took part in organ competitions (Paris, Manchester, Haarlem) and he won the "UFAM" Honour Prize (Paris).

He took a diploma in the specialised field of teaching music for the blind, and he earned a state diploma  on ancient instruments. Frank Besingrand taught for 6 years at the Institute for the Blind in Toulouse. He lived for a while in Castres where he taught at the Tarn National Musical School and settled in Rodez when he was appointed as organ teacher at the Regional Musical Conservatory for Aveyron.

As a concertist, he gave performances in France, particularly Paris where he played twice at Notre-Dame, and abroad (notably Canada).

As a composer, Frank Besingrand won the 2005 Composition Prize of the Martigues Musical Forum, and in 2010, Raymond Lonfat Composition Prize for his piece "Couleurs d'étoiles".

Several of his pieces have already been published by Combre in Paris.

To this date, he has recorded 5 CDs, among which "The Splendour of 18th Century Organ" at the historical organ of Cintegabelle, which received warm reviews.

As a musicologist, he will soon publish a book on the composer and organist Louis Vierne for "Bleu-Nuit" (Paris).


To order the Prize winning piece, "Couleurs d'étoiles", contact :

Editions Robert Martin, 106 Grande rue de la Coupée, 71850 Charnay-lès-Mâcon

On line purchases are possible : www.edrmartin.com