Dr Dominique Proust has both a scientific and a musical background and is a research scientist at the CNRS and an astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory (Meudon campus). After his Doctorate, his works were directed towards observational cosmology and entails his use of the largest telescopes throughout the world. He has published many scientific works in several journals of astronomy and written text books for the university and for popular astronomy. He received the CNRS Medal of Honor in 2015 and he is Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor since 2016.
Dr Dominique Proust is organist at Notre Dame de l’Assomption at Meudon (Paris) and has studied the organ with Pierre Moreau and Jacques Marichal, both organists of Notre Dame de Paris and with Daniel Roth, organist of St Sulpice in Paris. He has given concerts in Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Peru and Chile as well as on Radio France and at international festivals. He has made world premier recording of the organ works of William Herschel (1738-1822) and of Pierre Moreau (1907-1991) which were both received with international critical acclaim.