Jean-Luc Étienne, who was a student of Pierre Cortellezzi (Nancy), André Stricker (Strasbourg) and Louis Thiry (Rouen), was particularly influenced by the teaching of the latter and by his closeness to the organist and composer Jean-Jacques Grunenwald.
In 1986 he was a finalist in the Toulouse International Organ Competition, devoted to contemporary music. Jean-Luc Étienne has always shown a strong commitment to the music of his time.
In 2007, he was appointed organ professor at the Regional Conservatoire in Tours.
His many concerts and recitals in France and abroad reflect his interest in early music, especially English, French and Italian, and in twentieth-century and contemporary works, with a repertoire including pieces by Charles Tournemire, Claude Ballif, Arnold Schoenberg, Frank Martin, André Jolivet, Jean-Pierre Leguay and others.
Jean-Luc Etienne’s articles are published in various musicological journals and he devotes a significant part of his activity to composition.
A Fancy for Doud for harpsichord
Antiennes « O» for solistes, choir and organ
Figures for harpsichord
Impressions for keyboard
Incandescence for organ
Jeu for organ
Meslanges for organ
Tumulte for trumpet and organ