© Jean-Baptiste Millot
Jean-Baptiste Monnot is currently the titular organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ at St. Ouen Church in Rouen.
Born in 1984 in France, he began studying piano and organ at age 12 and started the École Nationale de Musique of Dieppe at age 13, then he started the Conservatoire National de Région of Rouen at age 15. In 2002, at age 18, he won the 1st prize awarded unanimously by the jury of the 4th edition of Young Organist Competition presided over Marie-Claire Alain and he received his Bachelor in Music degree (Diplôme d’études musicales régionales).In 2003 he was awarded the 1st Prize of perfection in organ.
He gained entrance to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 2004, at age 19, and was awarded the 1st Prize of excellence in organ. In May 2007 he received his Master’s Degree (Diplôme de Formation Supérieure) in organ with first class honours, in the class of Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard before he improved his skills from Bernhard Haas in the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik. He participated several times between 2003 and 2005 in master classes given by Jean Guillou at the Zürich Tonhalle and at St. Eutasche Church (Paris) in 2007. From 2004 to 2014 he was Jean Guillou‘s assisstant at St. Eutasche Church.
As a soloist, he performs regularly with ensembles or orchestras all over the world. He also performed during festivals such as : La maison de la radio in Paris, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Naumbourg, Piacenza, Ostrava, Vienna, Sydney, London, Kiev, Kazan and in the US in New-York, Cleveland, New Orleans, Boston… In 2010 he managed the creation of the incidental music for Macbeth by Jean Guillou in the framework of a Japanese tour (Kyoto concert Hall, Nagoya concert Hall) under the supervision of Masaru Sekine. Soon after, he was appointed as artiste-in-residence in St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans. In 2011 he gave a concert as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2014, he gave a concert at the Österreichischer Rundfunk of Vienna (Austria), broadcast live.
In addition to his concert activities, Jean-Baptiste Monnot teaches organ in Mantes-la-Jolie Conservatory between 2012 and 2016 and is appointed titular organist of the historical Joseph Merklin organ of the Collégiale until 2017. From 2020 to 2021, he teaches organ interpretation at the IMEP (Institut royal supérieur de musique et de pédagogie) in Namur (Belgium).
He is also the creator and the main performer of l’Orgue du Voyage, a modular and transportable pipe organ.
Since 2015 Jean-Baptiste Monnot has been Titular Organist of the great Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Church of St Ouen in Rouen, where he gives every summer an international masterclass. Since 2019, he is also artistic director of the Festival des Orgues Cavaillé-Coll (Cavaillé-Coll Organs Festival).
TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR ORGAN
Étude in C-sharp minor, No. 1, Op. 2
Prelude in A minor, No. 2, Op. 11
Prelude No. 2, Op. 59
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421 : Allegro
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV. 903
Symphony No. 4, Op. 120 : Scherzo
2021 : Jean-Baptiste Monnot Plays Works by Marco Enrico Bossi
2018 : Poetry of reflection – Le Lai de l’ombre – On the Cavaillé-Coll organ in St. Ouen, Rouen
2011 : participation à la réalisation d’un DVD en lien avec le Musée d’Histoire de La Nouvelle-Orléans et la Philharmonie : Identity, history, legacy: La Société Philharmonique
2011 : Jean Guillou, Orgue et Percussions (Colloque N° 6 – Orgue à 4 mains et Percussions with Jean Guillou (organ) Jean-Baptiste Couturier, Jean-Christophe Garnier (percussions)
2010 : Jean Guillou, L’Ebauche d’un souffle (Jean Guillou, Colloque No.5 Op.19 pour piano et orgue / Jean Guillou, piano et Jean-Baptiste Monnot, organ)
2008 : Jean-Baptiste Monnot aux Grandes Orgues de la Collégiale Notre Dame et Saint Laurent O’Toole d’Eu