Winner of the first and audience prizes in the 2017 St Albans International Organ Competition, and first prizes in the Third International Bach-Liszt Organ Competition in Erfurt/Weimar, Germany, the Sydney International Organ Competition and the Fort Wayne National Organ Playing competition, as well as being second prize winner in the Miami International Organ Competition, Thomas Gaynor is rapidly making his mark on the organ scene in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Thomas recently graduated with an MM degree and the Performer’s Certificate. He is currently pursuing his D.M.A. degree there, as well as the prestigious Artist’s Certificate.
Born in New Zealand, Thomas was Richard Prothero Organ Scholar at Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul for a number of years before being granted the title of Honorary Sub-Organist. His teachers included Douglas Mews for organ and harpsichord repertoire, Michael Fulcher for organ and church music, and Judith Clark CNZM for Piano. He later held the Maxwell Fernie Scholarship at St Mary of the Angels church in Wellington. Presently, he is Assistant Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford, NY, where he works closely with concert organist David Baskeyfield.
Date(s) - 12/06/2018
20:15 - 21:15