Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Emmanuel Le Divellec

Improvisation Tasteninstrumente (Hochschule SCB)

Born in 1966 and raised in Paris, Emmanuel Le Divellec decided on music after completing his degree in physics. He studied organ with Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais and André Isoir in Paris, then with Guy Bovet in Basel. At the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, he completed his education with Rudolf Lutz for historical improvisation and studied harpsichord with Andrea Marcon.
In 1997 he won the first prize at the Swiss Organ Competition. Emmanuel Le Divellec led an organ class at the Hochschule der Kuenste Bern from 2000 to 2011 and was organist of the local French church from 2000 to 2008.
From 2005 to2006 he taught as a DAAD Visiting Professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
Since 2011, Emmanuel Le Divellec has been professor for organ and improvisation and program spokesperson for organ/church music at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover.
The link between improvisation and repertoire is a focus of his artistic activity.

At the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, he teaches historical improvisation for keyboard instruments and is co-founder of the research group Basel for improvisation (FBI), which is currently working on a comprehensive "compendium improvisation".

Forschungsgruppe Basel für Improvisation (FBI)

Emmanuel Le Divellec

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