Closing Concert: Works for Organ & Orchestra
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
7/10/2020 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Martin Jean is recognized widely as a brilliant, warmly communicative artist whose playing exhibits “visceral intensity, expressive eloquence, and exquisite elegance” (The Kansas City Star). In 1986 he was awarded first prize at the international Grand Prix de Chartres competition in France. As part of this prize, he was invited to several concert tours of France, England, and Luxembourg.
A testament to the respect he earned in France, he was invited by the Chartres competition board of directors to serve on the 1998 competition jury. In 1992, he won first prize at the National Young Artists’ Competition in Organ Performance at the Atlanta AGO national convention. Since then, he has played hundreds of recitals, including appearances at the International Congress of Organists in Montréal, as soloist with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and as a featured performer at the 2004 AGO national convention in Los Angeles.
Dr. Jean is Professor of Organ and Church Music and Director of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. He previously served as Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at Valparaiso University in Indiana and as Associate Professor of Music at Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He holds DMA and MM degrees from the University of Michigan where he studied with Robert Glasgow. Additional coaching has been with David Craighead, Russell Saunders, and Harald Vogel.
He is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.