Vernet-Meckler Organ Duet
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Born
France
Studies
Conservatoire National de Région in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
Conservatoire NAtional de Région in Rueil Malmaison
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris
Highlights

Prizes
- Choc du Monde de la Musique (2006)
- Diapason d’Or (2007)
- Recording of the year Orgelnieuws (2011)
- 6/6 PianoNews (2014)

Recordings
France Musique, Europe 1, France Inter, Radio Classique, RCF, RTBF, RAI, American Public Media
Short Biography
Vernet-Meckler Organ Duet has formed when Olivier Vernet wished to explore four-hand pieces for organ in their authentic versions, as well as transcriptions.
 
This  swiftly took shape and the subsequent recordings received high acclaim by critics : Mozart’s complete organ works (awarded Choc du Monde de la Musique), Mendelssohn’s complete organ works (Diapason d’Or, 4étoiles Monde de la Musique, 5/5Hifi-Video, Maestro Pianiste, CD of the year Audiophile Mélomane, “essential recording” according to Diapason for Mendelssohn bicentenary issue), a recital album in the cathedral of Tulle including a piece composed especially for their organ duet by Julien Bret (5/5Hifi-Video, 4étoiles Monde de la Musique), a Haydn programme including the recently discovered four-hand Partita and the last Flötenuhr-Stücke (4étoiles Monde de la Musique, La Clef ResMusica.com ), and Gade’s complete organ works (5diapasons, excellent disque Classica), the Carl Reinecke's four-hand transcription of the Ciaccona as a bonus track in the republished Bach’s complete solo organ works by Olivier Vernet, a programme around Hispanic dances entitled "Pasión" (Ravel, Albeniz, De Falla, Piazzolla and Cholley) including transcriptions by the composers themselves and Tango furioso composed especially for their organ duet by Pierre Cholley (CD of the year 2011 Orgelnieuws), four-hand extracts from Rameau's Les Indes Galantes (from the composer's two-harpsichord version) on Jean-André Silberman organ of Soultz, the Brahms' piano concertos in a world premiere transcription for eight hands with Lafitte sisters piano duet (« 6/6 PianoNews »), pieces which are especially written for organ duet on Cavaillé-Coll organ in Lunel (Excellent disque Classica, Disque presqu'idéal Musikzen), and on Merklin organ in Commentry. These recordings are broadcasted in Europe and USA (France Musique, Europe 1, France Inter, Radio Classique, RCF, RTBF, RAI, American Public Media,…).

In addition to its concert activity (Festival du Comminges, International Organ Festival of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Belfort Organ Festival, Festival du Printemps des Orgues in Angers, International Organ Festival of Saint-Louis-des-français à Rome, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Salle Philharmonique in Liège, Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon, International Organ Festival of Andorre, International Organ Festival of Poblet, Philharmonie de Paris…), Vernet-Meckler Organ Duet devotes a large part of its activity to searching and developing organ duet repertoire.



2016/2017
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