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John Walthausen Performance

John Walthausen
Organ Series

Date & Price

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm


Free with Gardens Admission

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis

Longwood Debut

John Walthausen is Organist and Choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Glenmoore, PA. Prior to his current position, he served as Organist in Residence at Sapporo Concert Hall in Hokkaido, Japan and later as Assistant Director of Music at the Choir School of Delaware.

More about John Walthausen

Born in 1991 in New York, John Walthausen began his musical studies with the piano at the age of 11 and discovered the organ several years later. He attended Oberlin College, studying the organ with James David Christie and the harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. Upon obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, the national honor society for musicians. In 2011, he gained admission to the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris, where he studied the organ with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard, earning a master’s with highest honors in June 2013. In 2015, he received a master’s in historical keyboards from the Schola Cantorum of Basel, Switzerland, where he studied harpsichord with Jörg-Andreas Bötticher and organ with Lorenzo Ghielmi.

An experienced performer, Walthausen has played recitals throughout Europe and the United States, including Paris, Chartres, Poitiers, Milan, Innsbruck, Basel, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Albany, and Washington, DC. He has presented recitals at the Oberlin Messiaen Festival, the Pacific Baroque Festival, Paris-des-Orgues, the Toul Bach Festival, and Internationale Meisterorganisten in Innsbruck.