Christopher Holman

Christopher Holman has performed on some of the most important historic and modern organs in Europe and North America, and is presently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Oxford. Since winning the Albert Schweitzer Competition, he has appeared at major international festivals, including the Leipzig Bach Festival in Germany, the Festival international de l’orgue ancienne in Sion, Switzerland, and the Festival Internacional de Órgano y Música Antigua in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2017, he received a Fellowship from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund to study and perform on historic organs in Europe while based at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. He has presented papers and lectured at leading international conferences in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and Switzerland, and his research has been published in Early Music (with a forthcoming article in Keyboard Perspectives). Christopher is Editor of the journal Vox Humana, and is Director of Musicology for Bach Society Houston. Also active in church music and pedagogy, he is Organ Scholar at the University of Oxford's Exeter College, and is the Organ Teacher at the Dragon School in Oxford. He studied with Robert Bates at the University of Houston and Dana Robinson at the University of Illinois. His dissertation at Oxford focuses on Bach performance practice during the long nineteenth century in France, and is under the supervision of Robert Quinney.


University of Oxford