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Chris Holman

At age 24, Christopher Holman is quickly gaining a reputation as a leading interpreter of 17th and 18th century organ and harpsichord music. Since winning top prizes at the Albert Schweitzer, Quimby Regional Young Organists’, and Young Baroque Artists Competitions, he has presented recitals throughout North America, performing at the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists, International Organ and Early Music Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Houston Early Music Festival, to name a few. In addition, he has performed with leading period instrument ensembles such as Tafelmusik, Ars Lyrica Houston, and Mercury. Currently he is Music Associate for the Bach Society Houston, where he is the principal keyboardist and director of the musicology series. An avid church musician, he serves as Music Associate at Christ the King Lutheran Church, where he directs the Church Chorus and choristers, and plays organ for services.

A native of Urbana, Illinois, he received Bachelor of Music Degrees in Organ and Vocal Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. He studied organ with Robert Bates and Dana Robinson, and harpsichord with Matthew Dirst and Charlotte Mattax. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, studying languages, and playing historic pianos.