Vincent Warnier

French organist (Hayange, France, 1967)

Ever since being awarded the Grand Prize for Interpretation with his performance at the International Organ Competition of Chartres (“Grand Prix de Chartres”) in 1992 but also his nomination at the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont in Paris - where he succeeded Maurice and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé - Vincent Warnier has become a major figure of the French organ school.

After obtaining a large number of awards at the Conservatoire National de Région of Strasbourg and at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, Vincent Warnier perfected his apprenticeship with masters such as André Stricker, Daniel Roth, Michel Chapuis and Marie-Claire Alain. At the same time, he studied musicology at the Sorbonne where he obtained a degree. 

As a fervent admirer of Johann Sebastian Bach, Warnier devoted two discs to him: "Ultima verba" (2008) and the "Toccatas and fugues" (2011). He is also passionate about the music of Mendelssohn, Frank, Widor, Jehan Alain, Duruflé and many other composers and gladly plays contemporary works by Éric Tanguy, Thierry Escaich and Jacques Lenot. With over twenty albums, his discography has demonstrated the eclecticism of his talent and regularly earns enthusiastic critical acclaim. 

He is a guest in the most famous galleries and halls, in France and abroad; he has performed in recital but also alongside soloists such as trumpet players Thierry Caens and David Guerrier or pianist Alexandre Tharaud. He has played with major orchestras under the direction of conductors such as Evgueni Svetlanov, Emmanuel Krivine, James Conlon. 

Well known pedagogue, Vincent Warnier teaches trainings courses and master classes but also participates in international competitions as a member of the jury. He is regularly invited at France Musique.   

Five landmark dates in the life of Vincent Warnier

1992: Was awarded the Grand Prize for Interprétation at the International Organ Competition of Chartres 

1997: Became Co-Titular Organist at the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont in Paris

2007: Recorded Maurice Duruflé’s Complete Works for Organ

2011: Started touring Asia

2011-2013: Was regularly invited on the France Musique radio show « Le jardin des critiques »