He then studied at the École César Franck in Paris under René Mahlherbe (composition) and Édouard Souberbielle (organ). He had further studies with Marcel Dupré at the Conservatoire de Paris, and won prizes in organ and improvisation in 1951 (the Prix Périlhou et Guilmant). Chapuis was organist for the Paris churches of St. Germain l'Auxerrois 1951-54 and St. Nicolas des Champs 1954-72, accompanied at Notre Dame 1955-64, and was titular organist of St.
Séverin from 1964. He also toured widely as a concert artist. From 1956-79 he was Professor at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, 1979-86 at the Besançon Conservatoire, and 1986-95 at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1996-2010, he was organist at the Versailles Royal Chapel. He has performed every surviving piece of French organ music from the 17th and 18th centuries on the Cliquot organ of St.
Nicolas des Champs. He has produced numerous recordings matching early repertoire to historic instruments. His important recordings include the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1966), considered by many as one of the best recordings of this oeuvre. Michel Chapuis has been in the forefront in France in his efforts to restore and build organs. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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