2011 Competition

2011 First-Prize Winner: Christian Lane

Photo: Tam Photography

Winner of the 2011 CIOC and director of Boston Organ Studio, Christian Lane is one of North America’s most accomplished, respected and dynamic concert organists and teachers. Noted for his “gratifying musical maturity, demonstrated through playing that is suave, elegant, and exciting (The American Organist),” he is a frequent recitalist in North America, Europe, and Asia. Christian Lane holds degrees from Yale University and the Eastman School of Music, and has served in many prominent positions, including at Harvard University and Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York). In 2018–19, he served as Visiting Professor of Organ at McGill University in Montréal. Mr. Lane is currently Director of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland; he recently joined the faculty of Towson University and is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. www.ChristianLane.com | www.BostonOrganStudio.com

Other 2011 CIOC Winners:

  • 2nd Prize: Jens Korndörfer, Germany
  • 3rd Prize (ex-aequo): Balthasar Baumgartner, Germany; Jean-Willy Kunz, France
  • Royal Canadian College of Organists Prize: Jared Ostermann, USA
  • Richard-Bradshaw Audience Prize: Jean-Willy Kunz, France
  • Liszt Prize: Jens Korndörfer, Germany
  • Alain Prize: Andreas Jud, Switzerland
  • Bach Prize: Yulia Yufereva, Russia

2011 Competition Videos