Duo Pan-pipes and Organ
Dominique AUBERT was born in Arles, the Rhone estuary, France, in 1959, and was taught, at the age of eight years, by his father, who had won a First Price at the Nîmes Conservatory, in music theory and piano playing. Aged 12, he got enthusiastic about playing on the organ and was a pupil of reverend Pierre Rachet, an organist in Arles. He became then a student of Jean-Paul Lécot, organist at choirmaster of the Sanctuary of Lourdes, and studied mainly the interpretation and the accompaning of the liturgy. He participated to numerous classes for organ in Toulouse leaded by Xavier Darasse. From 1976 to 1980 he was in charge of the organs at the St. Julian Church and at the Primatial Church St Trophimus in Arles. Since 1982, he is organist at the St. Peter’s Church of Chennevières-sur-Marne, near Paris. As an owner of the professional card for liturgical organists, which is delivered by the Diocese of Paris, he is involved in the practice of liturgical music. He is the composer of several psalms, of hallelujas, of a cantata devoted to Saint Peter, as well as of a mass. In 2008 he became a member of the diocesan commission of liturgic music, and in 2015 he is named diocesan delegate for the liturgic music (Diocese of Créteil, near Paris). He accompanies the diocesan celebrations at the Créteil Cathedral. He gives concerts in France and abroad as a soloist and as a frequent accompanist, of the Pan-pipes, the violin and viola, the trumpets, hunting horns, or with instrumental ensembles and choirs... Since its foundation in 2001, Dominique Aubert is the president of the association “The organ friends at the St. Peter’s Church of Chennevières-sur-Marne”. Discography : - Cantata devoted to Sanct Peter (of witch he is the composer) and pieces for organ at the main organ of the "Saint-Pie X" Basilica in Lourdes. - One year of liturgic music at the organ of the St. Peter’s church in Chennevières. - Hunting horn and organ with the group "Bien-Allé" of Chennevières. - Trumpets and Organ in Chennevières with Guy Touvron and four pupils of him. - Pan-pipes and Organ with Philippe Emmanuel Haas at the St. Sulpicius’s church of Pierrefonds in the Oise; Label MONTHABOR.
Philippe Emmanuel HAAS was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1962, and has studied Pan-pipes in early and classical music in Berne, Switzerland, and at the Hilversum Conservatory, in the Netherlands. He has participated at masterclasses for the interpretation of early and classical music on copies of historical instruments at the "Centre International de Formation Musicale" in Nice, France, with Jean-Loup Grégoire and Simion Stanciu "Syrinx"; at the "Gesellschaft für Alte Musik" in Rastatt, Germany, with Hans-Martin Linde, as well as at the "Académie de Musique de Sion", within the "Festival Tibor Varga" in Sion, Switzerland, under the direction of Jordi Savall. As a soloist he gives concerts, accompanied by an organ, the harpsichord, the harp, the guitar, the lute, and as a member of ensembles of early music, during international early and baroque music festivals in Europe, in North America and in Israel. He is the artistic director and organizer of an annual Advent concert, dedicated to the festive early music, at the church of Rötteln / Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In 1992 he was a guest lecturer at the "Académie Musique et Danse Florigammes" at Sartène-Propriano, Corsica and is a teacher for Pan-pipes at musicschools in Switzerland. The Pan-pipes on which Philippe Emmanuel Haas gives concerts are tuned in the piches of 500 Hz, 440Hz, 415 Hz and 392 Hz. He has recorded and published, for record companies specialized in the productions of classical music, several CD's of early music.
The Duo “Pan-pipes and Organ” was founded in 2009, after a concert together, during the concert series organized by the association of the organ friends at the St. Peter’s Church of Chennevières-sur-Marne, by Philippe Emmanuel Haas and Dominique Aubert, who is the titular organist and the President of the association. Since, both use regularly to be invited as a duo to perform during international festivals initiated by organ friends, mostly in France or in french speaking countries.