Jean-Luc Perrot is a lecturer at the Institut National Supérieur du Professorat et de l’Éducation of Saint-Étienne. He has a doctorate in musicology, and he studied organ performance with Michel Chapuis, Jean Boyer and Odile Bailleux, amongst others. He is titular organist of the Callinet organ (1837) of Notre-Dame in Saint-Étienne, and since January 2013 he has shared the post of titular organist of the Clicquot organ (1783) in Souvigny with Madeleine Cordez and Pierre Dubois. Work on his doctoral thesis, “L’orgue en France de 1789 à 1860”, led him to discover many forgotten scores. He is the author of many articles, analyses, and historical studies. As well as the organ, he plays the harpsichord, the harmonium, the carillon, and the fortepiano. He gives master classes in organ performance and is frequently invited to be a jury member for international competitions.
His recordings on the organs of La Chaise-Dieu, Souvigny, Rodez and Villerupt show his keen interest in rare musical scores. He has performed all over France and in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and Canada. He has also experimented with improvisation, notably for the accompaniment of silent films.
Jean-Luc Perrot is also a composer. He has written for solo organ and organ 4 hands, carillon, choir, and for various chamber groups. La Conversion de Saül, premièred in Nice in July 2012, was followed by his Messe des répons for choir and organ, given in Souvigny in 2013, and La Cantate de la Paix (Souvigny, 2018), which brought together with orchestra and organ 220 singers.
He is president of Les Amis de l’Orgue Clicquot de Souvigny and the Ministry of Culture refers to him for his expert knowledge on the French harmonium.