Isoir, André, French organist; b. St.-Dizier, July 20, 1935. He studied in Paris at the École Cesar Franck with Souberbielle and at the Cons. with Falcinelli, where he received the premier prix in 1960. In 1965 he took first prize in the St. Alban’s Competition in England, then won three consecutive annual prizes in the Haarlem Competition in the Netherlands (1966–68). He served as organist at St.-Médard (1952–67), St.-Séverin (1967–73), and St.-Germain-des-Prés (from 1973). As a recitalist, he became particularly well known for his performances of the works of J.S. Bach.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire