2011 Competition

2011 First-Prize Winner:

Christian Lane
Christian Lane

Christian Lane is Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster at Harvard University. A laureate of several major competitions, he earned First Prize in four such American contests and was awarded both Second Prize and Audience Prize in the 2004 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition. His primary teachers are David Higgs and Thomas Murray, and he holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University. Passionate about commissioning new music and using the organ in collaborative settings, he has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe. He has worked in some of the most prominent church music programs in the States, including as Assistant Organist to John Scott at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York. Increasingly in demand as a teacher, Christian serves as primary instructor to Harvard organ students and has served on the faculty of the Oundle for Organists program in England. To know more about Christian, visit his website at www.christianlane.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