Jean-Christophe Leclère

Organ & harpsichord

Winner of the International Organ Competition in Bruges, Jean-Christophe Leclère, a qualified medical doctor and osteopath , is  the resident  organist at the Notre-Dame de l’Epine Basilica in France. He brings this  gothique splendour to life during  the "Festival de Musique Sacrée "(mid-september ; organ , early music , theâtre , circus arts …) and coordinates the  Triangle d’Orgue of Champagne .  Inspired by the  small XVIIIth century Saxon instruments he initiated  a project for a  transportable organ.He entrusted the building of this rare, travelling, adaptable  piece to the belgian organ  builder Rudi Jacques.

Numerous European concerts and prolific discography, he celebrated his 20th CD in 2010 ( from San Petronio de Bologna to Ciergnon , Flanders to Saxony , from Geneva to Roskilde…) Solo or with rare singers such as Catherine Greuillet, Christine Maria Rembeck, James Bowman , Alain Buet , Christophe Laporte,  George Poplutz.....,  chamber music with  faithful friends , Philippe Couvert (violin), Patrick Beuckels (traverso)  Christine Plubeau, (viola da gamba)  Christophe  Mazeaud (oboe) William Dongois (cornett), with vocal and instrumental ensembles, including  the Académie Sainte Cecile , Philippe Couvert, les Trompettes des Plaisirs, Jean François Madeuf , Magdburger Kammerchor, Lothar Hennig, The Uppsala University choir, The  William Byrd  Ensemble, Graham O'Reilly, Choir of Clare College (Cambridge)  Vocal Concert Dresden -Peter Kopp, the  Leipzig Bach -Ensemble-Jürgen Wolff, The Birmingham Ex Cathedra Choir- Jeffrey Skidmore, Capella de la Torre - Katharina Baüml and alternative programmes including  Stella Maris with Habib Guerroumi , oud and  arabic songs, Angélique Mauillon, harp, Ps'altarello  with Pierre Hamon,  flutes and bagpipes, and Carlo Rizzo, traditional Italian songs and tambourines; Toccata, Tango & Fugue with Per Arne Glorvigen, bandoneon... with Marina Bartoli, soprano.