Paul Goussot, Organist

Paul Gussot_OrganistPaul Goussot is the organist of the historic Dom Bédos organ (built 1748) of the Abbey of Sainte-Croix in Bordeaux, France, and professor of organ at the Conservatoire Reuil-Malmaison. Accepted into the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of 16, he earned diplomas in a variety of disciplines: organ, harpsichord, harmony, counterpoint, fugue, improvisation, and pedagogy. A prize winner of many international competitions (Bruges, SaintMaurice, Luxembourg, Saint-Albans, Haarlem), he is a popular recitalist throughout Europe. In 2009, he was named the first young artist in residence at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. During his stay in New Orleans he won a Big Easy award for chamber music with Joseph Meyer and Jaren Philleo and a second one in contemporary music for his improvised accompaniment to the Carl Dreyer film The Passion of Joan of Arc.
He is noted for his organ improvisations.