May 16 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The organist Christopher Houlihan has established an international reputation as an “intelligently virtuoso musician”
(Gramophone), hailed for his “glowing, miraculously life-affirming performances” (Los Angeles Times).
Houlihan has performed at Disney Concert Hall with principal brass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Kimmel Center
in Philadelphia, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Los Angeles Times raved about his Disney Hall debut,
proclaiming, “Houlihan is the next big organ talent.” He has been featured as organ soloist with the Hartford Symphony,
Columbus (GA) Symphony, and the Boston Chamber Orchestra.
Christopher Houlihan has appeared in recital at celebrated venues across North America and Europe including the
Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, Glasgow Cathedral in Scotland, and San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral and Davies
Symphony Hall, as well as at numerous conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society.
In 2017 he was featured performer at the closing concert of the AGO Southeast Regional Convention in Jacksonville,
Florida, where he presented the world premiere of Hannah Lash’s Ludus. Houlihan’s “Vierne 2012” tour attracted
international attention and critical acclaim for his performances Louis Vierne’s six organ symphonies in six major North
American cities. The Los Angeles Times called his performance there “a major surprise of the summer, a true revelation.”
In 2017, he released Christopher Houlihan plays Bach (Azica). Recorded at Trinity College, the CD was praised by The
Whole Note as “playful, celebratory and sparkling with color” and by American Record Guide which stated, “there’s no
denying Houlihan’s extraordinary achievement.” Houlihan has also released two CDs on the Towerhill Records label.
Christopher Houlihan was appointed to the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel
Music at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He was previously artist-in-residence at Trinity, as well as Director of
Music and Organist at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Manhattan.
In addition to his studies at Trinity College, Houlihan studied with the Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs at
The Juilliard School, where he earned a master’s degree, and with Jean-Baptiste Robin at the French National Regional
Conservatory in Versailles.
More information is at ChristopherHoulihan.com.
Christopher Houlihan is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.