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Christopher Holman

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Organist
Oxford
Oxford-based organist for church services, recitals, weddings, ensemble, and more.

Since winning the Albert Schweitzer Competition, American organist Christopher Holman has performed on some of the most important historic and modern organs in Europe and North America. He has appeared at major international festivals, including the Leipzig Bach Festival in Germany, the Festival international de l’orgue ancienne in Sion, Switzerland, and the Festival Internacional de Órgano y Música Antigua in Oaxaca, Mexico. He has released two recordings, and his playing has been broadcast on German and Swiss national television and radio. In 2017, Christopher received a grant from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund to study and perform on historic organs in Europe as a Fellow at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. Beyond his work as a performing musician, his research in historical musicology has been published in Early Music (with a forthcoming article in Keyboard Perspectives), and he has given lectures at leading international conferences in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and Switzerland. He is Editor of the journal Vox Humana, and is Director of Musicology for Bach Society Houston. He studied with Robert Bates at the University of Houston and Dana Robinson at the University of Illinois. He is presently a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, and is Organ Scholar at Exeter College.

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Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Early music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Opera
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Musicologist
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