The jury is composed of eminent personalities from the musical world: organists and composers.

The following personalities have honoured us with their presence on the jury of this first edition of the ROYAN-ORGUES composition competition

Édith Canat de Chizy

Édith Canat de Chizy

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Composer. Prize of the International Composers Tribune, Paul-Louis Weiller Prize of the Académie des beaux-arts, Coup de cœur of the Académie Charles Cros, SACD Young Talent Music Prize and several prizes awarded by SACEM, including the Grand Prize for Symphonic Music.
Elected at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2005, president of this Academy in 2016, first woman composer member of the Institut de France. Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite and Commandeur des Arts et Lettres. Grand Prize of the President of the Republic by the Académie Charles Cros for the whole of her work.

Régis Campo

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Composer, member of the Académie des beaux-arts, chair VII, Institut de France and member of the Académie de Marseille as associate member.

Gaudeamus First Prize (1996)
1st Prize, Audience Prize and Special Young Composer Prize of the Dutilleux Competition (1996)
Sacem Prize for young composers (2005)
Pierre Cardin Prize (1999)
Prize of the Simone and Cino del Duca Foundation (2014)
Grand Prix Sacem 2020 for contemporary classical music (career)
Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs 2020
Swiss Life 4 Hands Prize 2020

Lucile Dollat

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Professor of keyboard harmonization at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, titular of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the church Notre-Dame de la Gare (Paris XIII) as well as of the French classical organ of the church Notre-Dame des Vertus (Aubervilliers).
Since September 2022, artist in residence at Radio France and organist of the great Gerhard Grenzing organ in the Auditorium of the Maison de la Radio et de la Musique in Paris.

François Espinasse

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Co-titular organist of the church of Saint-Séverin in Paris. Professor of organ at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon and member of the Commission Nationale du Patrimoine et de l’Architecture (organ section).

Appointed in 2010 as titular organist “by quarters” of the organ of the Royal Chapel of the Château de Versailles. Concertist in more than twenty countries to date and regularly invited to participate in the juries of international organ competitions. Member of the artistic committee of the Chartres Competition.

Emmanuelle Piaud

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Titular organist of the great Boisseau organ of Notre-Dame de Royan, choirmaster, master in musicology, graduate of the conservatories of Bordeaux and Orléans. Head of the cultural service and director of the music and dance conservatory of the town of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer.

In 2020, the “Royan Atlantique” prize was awarded by the Académie de Saintonge to personalities who honour the region through their talent in the fields of literature, science and the arts, for all their actions.

Benoît Sitzia

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Composer, artistic director of the Ars Nova ensemble, co-founder and president of the Collège Contemporain, thus participating in the elaboration of collective and mutual dynamics for innovation, transmission and reinforcement of creativity in today’s musical practices, both at the national and international levels.

Directs the classical and contemporary music festivals of the SPEDIDAM network. Artistic director of classical music for the Impérial Annecy Festival in Haute-Savoie. Initiator and supervisor of the creation of the European Creative Academy for Music & Musicians.