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About Etienne

My priorities : beauty of sounds, clarity of the various layers, and, last but not the least, interesting and natural rythms.

Etienne Desaux is an arranger and orchestrator (see achievements list under the Paris Conservatoire studies section). As a Conservatory Professor, he teaches harmony, counterpoint and arrangement at the Toulon Conservatory. He has composed some pieces for choir on folks tunes, and has transcribed romantic pieces for the orchestra. With his skill in understanding music immediately, he has also been hired as a piano-accompanist by the Toulon Conservatory. He was so happy by this new endeavor that he enrolled in the piano accompaniment class for further studies at the Marseille Conservatory where he was awarded a first prize magna cum laude. Subsequently to organ performance studies at the Strasbourg Conservatory where he had been awarded a first prize magna cum laude, he was hired as titular organist at St Christophe-de-Javel's Church in Paris. This position involves skills in keyboard harmony, improvisation, and organ performance. He has also won the ‘Prix Monsaingeon,’ and the first prize at the St Pierre-lès-Nemours organ performance competition.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Military, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Film / TV music, Jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Fanfare, Opera, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Barbershop, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Funk, Disco, R&B, Funk rock, Soul, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Bossa nova, Caribbean music, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Flamenco, French music, German music, Italian music, Klezmer, Polish music, Polka, Reggae, Salsa, Tango, Spanish music, Samba, Classic rock, Merengue, Calypso
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Event types:
Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Transcription, Songwriter, Repetiteur, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Arranger, Orchestrator, Accompanist
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From customers:

Mail, 6 years ago

Dear Etienne, Thank you so much for writing to us. We also regret that we could not have a proper word with you after the ceremony. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank you and show our deepest gratitude for the beautiful music you contributed to our wedding ceremony. Our guests were very impressed, and we couldn't have asked for a better organist. Andrej and I are very grateful to you and to Muriel as well. God bless you and grant you prosperity in all your future endeavors. Warm greetings from the Caribbean! Best, Josephine and Andrej

Mail, 5 years ago

Bonjour Étienne, Nous tenions à vous remercier d'avoir joué à l'occasion de notre mariage. Nous avons passé une journée extraordinaire et vous y avez contribué, ainsi que la chantre. Nous regrettons de ne pas vous avoir rencontré après la cérémonie, tout s'est enchaîné un peu vite. Nous sommes en voyage de noces au Pérou et en Bolivie jusqu'à la mi-septembre. Nous vous contacterons à notre retour pour vous remercier de vive voix à l'issue d'une messe. Merci 1000 fois.
 Marie-Camille et Florian