Organist

Thomas Ospital

Thomas Ospital is a brilliant young artist who has quickly earned a place amongst the world’s finest concert organists, he currently serves as Titular Organist of the largest pipe organ in France – the Grand Organ at St Eustache in Paris. He took up the post in 2015 when he succeeded the renowned Jean Guillou.

Mr Ospital is also the newly-appointed Organist in Residence at the Maison de la Radio (Radio France) where he presides over the new concert hall organ built by Grenzing.

A laureate of several competitions, he was awarded First Prize at the 2009 International Competition of Organ in Saragossa, Spain, the 2012 International Chartres Competition, the 2013 International Xavier Darasse Competition in Toulouse, in 2014 the Grand Prize Jean Louis Florentz and the Audience Prize at the International Organ Competition of Angers, and in 2014 he was awarded Second Prize, Audience Prize and the Florentz Prize at the International Chartres Competition.

Mr Ospital is equally at home performing as a solo recitalist or with choir or orchestra. He is also eager to perpetuate the art of improvisation in all of its forms, including the accompaniment of silent films. His performances have taken him throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. He has also performed in Russia and in North America, where in 2012 he served for six months as Young Artist in Residence at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans, USA.

Anne Marsden Thomas