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Katelyn Emerson Performance

Katelyn Emerson
Organ Series

Date & Price

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Ballroom


Reserved Seating: $25

Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators: $21*


Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission


Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

Longwood Debut

Renowned for her thrilling performances and numerous accolades—including the distinction of being named a leading young organist in the inaugural “20 under 30” class by The Diapason—Katelyn Emerson showcases repertoire spanning the 14th through 20th centuries. During this performance, enjoy a featured work by Liszt, among other selections.

Listen to Katelyn Emerson

More about Katelyn Emerson

Hailed as “one of the world’s most promising organists” (Listvinafélag Hallgrímskirkju [Iceland]), Katelyn Emerson is internationally renowned for performances “thrilling from beginning to end” throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, showcasing repertoire with “impressive technical facility and musicianship” (Cleveland Classical), in addition to masterclasses and lectures on topics from organ interpretation and healthy practice techniques to sacred music. Upcoming and past recital venues include Walt Disney Hall (Los Angeles, California), Hallgrímskirkja (Reykjavík, Iceland), Kurhaus Wiesbaden (Germany), Riverside Church (New York, New York), Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat (Spain), Musashino Civic Cultural Hall (Japan), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall (Russia), and Västerås Cathedral (Sweden), among others.

Prizewinner of competitions on three continents, Emerson received top awards in the American Guild of Organists’ (AGO) National Young Artists Organ Competition, Musashino International Organ Competition (Japan), International Organ Competition “Pierre de Manchicourt” (France), and Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition (Russia). She was featured in The Diapason magazine’s inaugural “20 under 30 class” of 2015 alongside many of her exceptional colleagues for “superior accomplishments … and innovative thinking.” Emerson has served on the faculties of the St. Andrews Organ Week (Scotland), the McGill Student Organ Academy (Canada), the Summer Organ Academy of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, numerous AGO-sponsored Pipe Organ Encounters, and the Oberlin Summer Organ Academy (Ohio), and regularly leads workshops at AGO conventions. Her two CD recordings, Evocations (2017) and Inspirations (2018), appear on the Pro Organo label.

Through a German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD), Emerson received her Master Orgel from the Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Germany), studying with Ludger Lohmann. Recipient of the prestigious J. William Fulbright Study/Research Grant, Emerson studied with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, and Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard at the Conservatoire de Toulouse (France).

Find out more on her website.

*Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators receive access to the Pre-sale. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code and Pre-sale access code via direct mail or email from Longwood Gardens.

Please note, per Pennsylvania’s lifting of pandemic restrictions, indoor concerts will be at full capacity and social distancing will not be in place.