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date: 15 November 2019

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  • Guy Bourligueux

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(b Madrid, Oct 27, 1921). Spanish organ builder. While training as an engineer at the Escuela Superior in Madrid, he also studied music at the Madrid Conservatory and later in France. He built organs with Victor Gonzalez in France, and in 1941 produced his ‘Organería Española’. He has built more than 400 instruments in Spain, France, the USA, and Asia. In 1965 he was elected vice-president of the International Society of Organ Builders (re-elected several times) and in 1970 to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Femando, Madrid (president of its advisory council for music, 1974; later honorary director). He is a member of the European Academy of Science and Art. Awards include a Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (1998) and the Madrid Region Culture Award (Heritage category, 2009). His publications include Perspectivas para la historia del órgano español (Madrid, 1970...

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