regular teaching in Basel has ended in June 2008.
Fall 2008, I can eventually accept to give some private lessons. These lessons are
not a part of any academic framework.
The improvisation classes at the Conservatory
in Bologna are not taking place any more, due to
I am giving masterclasses here and there all the time. Look into the calendar
to find out if something happens in your area.
Here are some regular teaching
opportunities, which happen every year, more or less at the same period :
from Hong-Kong with M.-C. Alain and L.-F. Tagliavini
during the Romainmôtier course
summer course of Romainmôtier
summer academy, which is over 30 years old, has since 2003 been taken over
by the Jehan Alain Association, but there are no visible changes. It is
now mainly concentrated around the Alain family organ, restored and installed
in one of the former convent buildings of a lovely Clunisian site, located
in a small village
about 30 kilometers from Lausanne and 70 kilometers from Geneva airport.
Many other instruments of different styles are also used.
consult the Jehan Alain web address <www.jehanalain.ch>
for more details. The course takes
place every year during the second half of July and the teachers for 2011 are Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Joris
Emmanuel Le Divellec and Tobias Willi (improvisation),
Lionel Rogg, and myself. I am giving private lessons during the Academy, and there is a possibility to have a few private lessons also
with the other teachers.
Gifu Academy of Spanish Organ Music
late Japanese organ builder Hiroshi Tsuji has built a copy of one of the organs of Salamanca Cathedral
in a concert hall in Japan. This provides an unique opportunity for organists
living in Asia (and of course to anyone ready to travel to Japan) to play and study on an authentic Spanish organ without
having to go all the way to Europe. The course lasts about one week and so far,
has been taking place every year. Please
contact me for information on exact dates, programs, etc.
Gherardeschi Academy in Pistoia, Italy offers a course with
Ludger Lohmann and myself, every year the week after Easter.
I usually teach Spanish and French music.
There is an association of Guy Bovet’s former students (see Web links below),
which is active, has a magazine and organizes concerts and congresses, alternatively
in Switzerland or in other countries.
The 2002 meeting took place in Yokohama, Japan, the 2004 meeting was in Genova,
Italy, and the 2006 reunion in Lviv, Ukraine,
with great success.
The 2010 meeting will take place in Norway.
The president is Emmanuel Le Divellec. Please look at the links for the website
and for more information.