Stephen Hamilton

August 2, 2017

STEPHEN HAMILTON, virtuoso concert organist, has long been prominent on the American organ scene. The New York Times wrote of Hamilton’s performance of the Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor: “Hamilton, as organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) obviously knew the instrument’s sonorous capabilities and brought them powerfully to bear in a rousing account.” The Charleston Daily Mail reviewed: “This performance had to be one of the supreme moments of music making in this year’s or any other year’s Orgelfest offerings.”

Recent performance highlights include concerts in London at Westminster Abbey and Saint Paul Cathedral as well as Merton College-Oxford, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, and the Cathedral of Saint James in Regensburg.  Among major venues in the United States which have presented Hamilton are Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, and Columbia University, St. John the Divine, and Saint Ignatius of Loyola in New York City. 

Hamilton has gained an increasingly popular presence for his vivid and moving interpretation of Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix, in over fifty concert performances. His compact disc release of Le Chemin de la Croix met with exceptional reviews from a number of magazines and trade journals including The American Organist, The American Record Guide, and The Diapason.

In addition to his duties as Minister of Music at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) from 19912011, Hamilton was a member of the artist faculties of Hunter College, Manhattan School of Music, and Queens College and was Chapel Organist at Columbia University.  Stephen Hamilton now makes his home in Minneapolis, where he is actively engaged in the rich cultural life of the Twin Cities, while concertizing internationally.

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