Christopher Houlihan

"Competing in the high school division of the ASOF was a pivotal moment in my young career. It was a challenging opportunity that spurred me to grow as a musician, and a unique chance to meet other young organists equally committed to studying the organ repertoire. I couldn’t be more thrilled that the Festival has found a new home at Trinity College."
Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of organists, praised by the media as “gifted” (New York Times), “dazzling” (Wall Street Journal), and “eloquent” (Los Angeles Times). He has established an international reputation for his artistry with performances in celebrated venues in major cities across North America and Europe.

Highlights from the 2016-2017 season included recitals in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, and the closing concert for the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. He will be a featured recitalist at the AGO’s July 2018 national convention in Kansas City.

In February 2017, Houlihan released an all-Bach organ CD on the Azica label, Christopher Houlihan plays Bach. His other recordings include music of Maurice Duruflé and Jehan Alain, and Organ Symphony No. 2 by Louis Vierne, both on Towerhill Records.

Houlihan studied with Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs at The Juilliard School, where he earned a master's degree, with John Rose at Trinity College (Hartford), and Jean-Baptiste Robin at the French National Regional Conservatory in Versailles. In Spring 2017, Christopher Houlihan was appointed the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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