Virgile Monin


Born in Brittany in 1987, Virgile Monin studied at the Conservatoire of Nantes in the organ class of Michel Bourcier. He won first prizes at both Biarritz and Luxembourg competitions, and also the Grand Prix d'orgue Jean-Louis Florentz awarded by the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Institut de France.

Engaged in the promotion of the organ and its music, Virgile Monin plays a wide repertoire, favouring the symphonic organ, and is the author of many transcriptions, such as the Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. He regularly participates in original projects : four-hand transcription Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield with Yves Rechsteiner, and Symphonie Initiatique by Jean Guillou for two organists with Yves Castagnet.

He has recorded for the label Solstice the organ works of Henri Mulet on the historic Puget organ of Notre-Dame de la Dalbade in Toulouse.

Virgile Monin is also an organ teacher at the school of music in Carbonne, near Toulouse.