André LUY

André LUYSwiss organist, born January 12, 1927 in Tramelan in the canton of Bern, died on 6 April 2005 in Lutry in the canton of Vaud, André Luy made his schooling at Saint-Imier, organ degree (1948) and Piano (1949), development on the piano with Nikita Magaloff (1952). After studying at the conservatory of Neuchâtel and Geneva to that, he was organist at La Chaux-de-Fonds and then in Saint-Imier and Morges.

In 1957, he became titular organist of the Cathedral of Lausanne and honorary organist at Lausanne Cathedral from 1992 to 2005.

André Luy has given hundreds of recitals and concerts in Europe and North Africa and Japan. He has made several recordings as a soloist and as a partner of the famous trumpeter Maurice André.

André Luy has also taught at the Conservatory of Lausanne and at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken (D). Honorary doctorate from the University of Lausanne (1983), he had collaborated with the choirs of Radio Suisse Romande and Pro Arte and with the vocal and instrumental ensemble of Lausanne.

Member of the Jury Grand Prix de Chartres in 1974 & 1994.