Stéphane Bois won gold medal in 1994 and with the unanimous congratulations of the jury at the CRR de Toulouse (organ class of Michel Bouvard). That same year, he entered the CNSMD de Lyon (class of Jean Boyer) and obtained his DNSPM with high honours. Organist at the Saint-Étienne Cathedral in Toulouse until 2004, he plays the great Link organ of the Cathedral of Mirepoix and teaches the organ in Toulouse at the CRR and at the isdaT performing arts. In 1998, he made a solo record on the great Bancells organ of the Institut Catholique de Toulouse (Coriolan 335 805), which was unanimously appreciated by critics. His CD, produced on the great historic Link organ in Mirepoix, was especially recommended by Magazine de l’Orgue, the highest distinction for a Belgian recording. He has been invited both as a soloist and in chamber formation to numerous international festivals in France and abroad.
During the international Toulouse les Orgues festival, his performance on organ of the finale of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony was worthy of notice (“interpreted and restored by Stéphane Bois with amazing breadth and acuity”, Michel Roubinet).
Born in Switzerland, Yves Rechsteiner was trained on organ and harpsichord in Geneva and Basel. Winner of several international competitions, he has been teaching basso continuo at the CNSMD de Lyon for twenty years. He also directs the Toulouse les Orgues festival. Focusing on a reflection on organ music, he designs his concert programmes with his own arrangements of baroque, classical, symphonic and rock works. A fan of varied musical encounters, he collaborates with musicians from various musical worlds such as traditional and jazz.