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Winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and Vice-President of the American Guild of Organists, Christian Lane is one of America’s most accomplished, respected, and versatile young organists.

“A true artist whose gratifying musical maturity is demonstrated through playing that is suave, elegant, and exciting (The American Organist),” he holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where his mentor and teacher was David Higgs. He subsequently completed graduate work with Thomas Murray as a Robert Baker Scholar at Yale University.

Passionate about commissioning new music and using the organ in collaborative settings, he frequently performs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has premiered commissioned works of several composers, including Nico Muhly and Carson Cooman, and regularly performs joint programs with internationally acclaimed soprano Jolle Greenleaf.

Increasingly established as a pedagogue, Mr. Lane maintains a large and vibrant organ studio in Boston and has taught on several summer programs, including England’s venerable Oundle for Organists. As an accompanist, he has recorded several discs with choirs; his first solo disc was released on ATMA Classique to critical acclaim in 2012, and two discs featuring the new instruments at Harvard University were released in 2014.

Mr. Lane has been privileged to serve within several of the United States’ most prominent parish music programs; included are the Episcopal Churches of Trinity-on-the-Green (New Haven) and Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue (New York City). From 2008 to 2014, he was Associate University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard University. He currently serves as Director of Music and Organist of All Saints Episcopal Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts and in similar capacity for the chaplaincy of Tufts University. He is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.





 

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