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Esteban Landart was born in Irun, Spain. He made his studies in piano at the Conservatoire Supérieur in San Sebastián and organ at the Conservatoire of Bayonne, France, where he received two Gold Medals in organ and music theory and a First Prize in organ performance. Later at San Sebastián he earned a First Prize in Music Theory and received awards in Piano, Counterpoint and Harmony.


Under the advice of Xavier Darasse, he decided to enter the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon (France). His main course in organ studies was with Jean Boyer, under whom he obtained the Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales in organ with high distinction. After that, he earned and advanced certificate in Organ Performance (called CA in France).


He is an expert in the instruments Cavaillé-Coll located in the Basque Country and has written and documented various instruments. He has published an analysis of the Op. 40 ”Variations on a recitative” of Arnold Shönberg in la revue Nasarre “Revista aragonesa de musicología” and a detailed study of the Cavaillé-Coll organ’s restoration done in Irun.


Parallel with these activities he has done a great deal of teaching in France and Spain as well as playing many organ concerts in Europe and USA in the most important music festivals. His particular interest for organ building takes him to take part in restoration projects of different associations and he us very often asked for advice when new instruments are built.


He enjoys playing all styles, from Codex Faenza to Shönberg’s Variations, from Cabezón to Radulescu, or the great romantic or symphonic composers. His predilection depends on the instruments.


Today he is professor of organ at the CRR at t Bayonne (France) and at Musikene, the Higher Music School of the Basque Country.



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