Yves Rechsteiner studied organ and harpsichord at the Geneva Conservatory, and specialised on forte-piano and basso continuo at the Schola Cantorum of Basel.
Pricewinner of several international competitions (Genève, Prag, Bruges…), he was appointed basso continuo teacher and head of the Early Music Dpt at the Conservatoire Supérieur of Lyon in 1995.
He is not only a soloist and accompanist, but makes regular arrangements and transcriptions for his instruments. His personal projects and recordings cover the baroque repertoire as well as the symphonic music, including collaborations with traditional players.
He records Bach on pedal-harpsichord in 2002, creates Alpbarock ensemble dedicated to swiss popular music in 2005, and is awarded “Diapason d’or” in 2010 for his “Livre d’orgue de Rameau”.
In 2011 he makes a first CD on the Puget organ of la Dalbade in Toulouse, where he records his organ version of Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique in 2013.
He creates with percussionist Henri-Charles Caget and the guitarist Fred Maurin the RCM Trio, devoted to recreation of Frank Zappa’s music and other progressive Rock groups.
He is the artistic director of the festival Toulouse les Orgues since 2014.
As artistic director in Toulouse for ECHO, he succeeds Jan Willem Jansen, who was committed to the organization since its creation.