Philippe Lefebvre

Philippe Lefebvre

Categories: IPYA WinnersSince 1985, Philippe Lefebvre (born 1949) has been organist-titular of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He discovered the organ at age 16; on the advice of Pierre Cochereau, then Organist of Notre Dame, he began studies in organ and improvisation, first at the Conservatory in Lille and then in Paris. In 1971 he was awarded…

Daniel Roth

Categories: IPYA WinnersDaniel Roth has been widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos, and has held several prestigious positions as an artist and teacher. At age twenty he made his debut at the organ of the Basilique du Sacré Coeur in Paris, as assistant to his teacher, Madame Falcinelli. He later succeeded her as…

Thomas Trotter

Categories: IPYA WinnersThomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians. He has a special relationship with the City of Birmingham in England, where he was appointed City Organist in 1983 in succession to Sir George Thalben-Ball, based in the city’s recently renovated historic Town Hall and where in addition he is Resident Organist of…

Stephen Tharp

Categories: IPYA WinnersStephen Tharp, described as having “performed colorfully, rousing and splendid” by The New York Times, and hailed as “the organist for the connoisseur” (Organ magazine, Germany), “the thinking person’s performer” (Het Orgel), “every bit the equal of any organist” (The American Organist magazine) and “the consummate creative artist” (Michael Barone, Pipedreams), is recognized as one of the…

Gerre Hancock

Categories: IPYA WinnersGerre Hancock (1934–2012), one of America’s most highly acclaimed concert organists and choral directors, was best known for serving as Organist and Master of Choristers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City from 1971-2004 where he set a new standard for church music in America. Previous to his time at Saint…

Olivier Latry

Categories: IPYA WinnersOlivier Latry, titular organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris , is one of the world’s most distinguished organists, not only in France , but in the international community as well. He was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer , France in 1962, and began his study of piano at the age of 7, and his study of the organ at age 12; he…

John Weaver

Categories: IPYA WinnersDr. John Weaver was Director of Music at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City from 1970 to 2005. He was Head of the Organ Department at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia from 1972 to 2003, and also Chair of the Organ Department at the Juilliard School from 1987 to 2004….