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   After studying the piano at the C.N.R. of Besançon, Yves CUENOT studied the organ with Jeanne MARGUILLARD who finally asked him to join her as her Assistant in the Grand-Orgue of Madeleine. Very soon, Yves took a real interest in baroque music to such an extent that he started to attend André ISOIR's class where he pleasantly learnt surprise after another.

At the same time, he played the harpsichord with Jean-Patrice BROSSE, then Scott ROSS. When sensing that he needed to diversify his musical general knowledge, Yves underwent several training periods as a conductor with Fernand QUATTROCCI and Pierre DERVAUX. He was also the first prize-winner at the Conservatoire of Dijon when playing the bass tuba so that he played the bass tuba in solo in the C.N.R.'s orchestra and the Opera house of Dijon. Nowadays, Yves CUENOT teaches at the C.N.R. of Dijon and conducts the School of Music in the district of Auxonne. He was asked to give class of musicology in the University of Dijon for several years and was Chairman of the Federation of Organ of Côte d'Or for nine years. Thanks to him, many instruments were saved and restored during this period. On the whole somehow, Yves CUENOT has spent most of his time playing the harpsichord and the organ. In addition to his natural interest in baroque music, Yves CUENOT gladly includes contemporary works in his repertoire. For instance, he was the very first musician to perform the "Orchestral Suite for Rameau" by Jean GUILLOU and he created with him "La Missa Interrupta" that they played on the Great Organ opening ceremony in the Cathedral of Dijon.

Yves CUENOT travels all over the world in order to share the French culture and meet the praise of his audience. Thus, he performs in the greatest French and European stands such as United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Russia, Estonia, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, New Caledonia, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Canada, Uruguay and so on. No need to mention that Yves CUENOT also composes many scores for instruments and voice, as well as numerous works that he recorded and that were very well received by the critics.

 

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