Jaroslav Tůma was born and educated in Prague. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Musical Arts, where he now teaches organ performance and improvisation. He earned first prizes at both the Haarlem and Nuremberg improvisation competitions.
Organ Improvisations by Jaroslav Tůma
He has several other recordings available through ARTA Records.
Jaroslav Tůma – Entry in the 36th Haarlem Improvisation Competition
Jaroslav Tuma- Improvisation on Themes from Lefebure-Wely and Dvorak – Church Emersleben, near Magdeburg
Frédéric Blanc was assistant organist at Saint-Sernin de Toulouse (1987-1995). A finalist of the International Improvisation Competition of Strasbourg in 1989, he has also been a prize winner of several other International Improvisations competitions, including Nuremberg (1996) and 2nd Prize in the Grand Prize of Chartres. In 1997, he was awarded the Grand Prize of the city of Paris, an international competition. Frédéric Blanc maintains an active career as a concert artist throughout Europe, as well as making several concert tours in the USA. He has recorded several CD for EMI, Aeolus, Motette devoted to improvisation and organ literature. Since 1999, Frédéric Blanc has served as organist at Notre Dame d’Auteuil, Paris.
Blanc: Live Improvisations
Blanc: Live improvisations
Organ Improvisations on Bach Toccata & Fugue in D Minor
This recording features many performers, including Lionel Rogg, Barbara Dennetlein, Frederic Blanc, Holm Vogel, Johannes Mayr, Vincent Thevenaz, and David Franke.
The OHS Catalog lists a DVD of Frederic Blanc offering improvisation instruction here.
Free improvisation – Notre Dame d’Auteuil, Paris
Frédéric Blanc, François-Henri Houbart and Olivier Latry improvise