- Category : 1886-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 1
French pianist, organist, and pedagogue, who was named the regular organist at the Cathedral of St. Benignus in Dijon in 1911. He played the organ during 36 years, until his death. In 1919, he was appointed as professor of piano at the Conservatory of Dijon and this position he held for 25 years.
In 1900 he went to the Dijon Conservatory, attending Adolph Dietrich´s piano and harmony classes. He won a first prize in piano performance in 1901 and in harmony in 1902. In October 1903, he entered the Conservatoire de Paris, where he studied piano in Isidor Philipp’s class and received a first prize in piano performance under Philipp’s successor, Édouard Risler, in 1907. Then he studied organ with Alexandre Guilmant and Louis Vierne and received a first prize in organ performance and improvisation under Guilmant’s successor, Eugène Gigout, in 1911. Poillot also studied the history of music with Maurice Emmanuel.
From 1904 to 1907, at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde in Paris, Poillot was assistant to Maurice Emmanuel, the choirmaster, and substitute for Leon Cazajus, the choir organist, during the tenure of Charles Tournemire at the great organ.
He died in Dijon on 22 June 1948, aged 62.