Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Music@St. Thomas presents this concert as part of the 2018-19 season.
You are invited to join us for an exquisite recital by Notre Dame's famed organist, Johann Vexo. Music by Bruhns, Sweelinck, Bach, van Noordt, Tunder, and Mozart.
Suggested donation: $20. This concert is free for Veterans.
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Johann Vexo was born in the French city of Nancy, close to the borders of Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Influenced by the rich musical and cultural heritage of this part of Europe, Johann’s training and performance career developed rapidly and at age 25 he was appointed Organiste de Choeur (Choir Organist) at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris. Soon thereafter he was also appointed Organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral in Nancy. He is also Professor of Organ at the Conservatory as well as the Superior Music Academy in Strasbourg.
Johann Vexo began his organ studies with Christophe Mantoux at the Strasbourg Conservatory where he was awarded Premier Prix in organ. He continued at the Paris Conservatory where his teachers included Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry for organ and Thierry Escaich and Philippe Lefebvre for improvisation.
He has performed extensively throughout Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain, England…), the United States, Canada and Russia including performances in Houston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Montréal. During the 2018-2019 concert season, he will have concert tours in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Known for his generous, supportive, and captivating teaching style, Mr. Vexo has taught master classes at Rice University, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Westminster Choir College.
Johann Vexo has made recordings of French classical and German romantic music on historic French organs. His most recent recording of the works of Liszt, Franck, Vierne, Duruflé, and Escaich, performed on the great organ of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, was released on the JAV label in 2010. He has over 40 videos available on YouTube.
Johann Vexo is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.