Born in Caen (France), François Saint-Yves is a well-rounded musician: he has obtained degrees at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in harpsichord, organ, improvisation, harmony and counterpoint.
Since, he has built an extensive discography consisting of more than thirty recordings, working with ensembles such as Suonare e Cantare, Les Folies Francoises, Sequenza and Concert Spirituel.
With the latter Saint-Yves has established a fruitful collaboration, and since 1999 he has performed with Concert Spirituel, under the baton of Hervé Niquet, at many prestigious international festivals in Berlin, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Chicago and Hong-Kong.
He is regularly invited by the Flemish Radio Choir and Brussels Philharmonic for productions of Venice-based Palazzetto Bru Zane, centre for French romantic music.
Pedagogical engagements include professorships at the Conservatoire National de Région de Cergy-Pontoise (harmony) and the Conservatoire National de Région Toulouse (basso continuo and chamber music). Furthermore he is a much sought-after lecturer at masterclasses in early music, organ and improvisation, and he has contributed to the realisation of ‘Jean-Philippe Rameau, Opera Omnia’, a Bärenreiter edition of Rameau’s integral body of work.