“Bach and the Lutheran Legacy” and
“Female Organists and Composers”
20-29 October, 2017

Hampus Lindwall

Hampus Lindwall specializes in 20th century repertoire and is renowned as a creative improviser. He was the last disciple of Rolande Falcinelli and is the Titular Organist in Saint-Esprit, Paris, as was Jeanne Demessieux between 1933 and 1962. Born in a musical family in Stockholm, he was inspired by his older brother to begin playing the electric guitar at a young age and appeared early as a session musician on numerous recordings. Taking a growing interest in classical music, he started to play the piano and organ in his teens and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Torvald Torén, Anders Bondeman, and pianist Stella Czajkowski. Under the influence of Rolande Falcinelli, he moved to Paris in 2002 and studied at the Conservatoire de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon with Eric Lebrun, Pierre Pincemaille and Loïc Mallié. He won the 1st prizes in the international improvisation competitions ‘Orgel ohne Grenzen, Air Art 2003’ in Saarbrücken, Germany, and the ‘Prix Boellmann-Gigout’, 2004 in Strasbourg, France. Hampus Lindwall’s passion for art, cinema and literature has led to various artistic collaborations, not only with musicians Palle Mikkelborg, Jesper Nordin, Jason Mayer and Massimo Carrozzo, but also with artists such as John Duncan and actress Macha Méril. He gives concerts throughout Europe and in the US.