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Friday, January 3rd 2014
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution, please click the "Donate" button.
Funds from this concert will benefit the St. Paul's music program. Members of the media can find the press release here or see additional information below.
Note: It is strongly suggested that you purchase your ticket in advance. Seating is limited and tickets at the door will be $20 ($15 for full-time students); this is $5 more than the advance price. Tickets purchased online will not be mailed, but your name will be at will-call upon arrival.
Johann Vexo Biography
Born in 1978 in Nancy, Johann Vexo studied organ with Christophe Mantoux, historical music with Martin Gester and harpsichord with Aline Zylberajch at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Strasbourg, where he was awarded first organ prize.
After being admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris, he perfected his studies with Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry, and won the first organ prize and the first basso continuo prize. In parallel, he took writing classes, winning the harmony and counterpoint prizes.
In 2004, Johann Vexo was granted the position of organist for the Choir Organ of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Since 2009, he is also organist of the Cathedral of Nancy. He holds the Aptitude Certificate and teaches organ at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Angers and at the European Music Masterclasses of Nancy.
He also performs many concerts, both in France and abroad (Europe, North America, Russia). Johann Vexo has recorded several CDs on historical french organs, especially one for JAV recordings on the great organ of Notre-Dame de Paris.
"Johann Vexo, the enchanter"
"Johann Vexo knew how to benefit from the organ with a lot of panache, being at one with the instrument."
-- L’Est Républicain, 2003
"The intelligence and sensibility of his playing"
"The improvisations of Johann Vexo were both poetic and dynamic, with a moving harmonic density"
-- L’Alsace, 2005
"A true sound fireworks"
-- L’Est Républicain, 2009
"Johann Vexo, a distinguished guest"
-- Beauce-média, Canada, 2009
"The exceptional opportunity to listen to this young virtuoso acclaimed by the critics"
-- Chaudière-appalaches, Canada, 2009
"Another view of the organ"
-- L’Union, 2011
"The master Johann Vexo"
"The audience has been very impressed by his talent"
-- Paris-Normandie, 2011
"Johann Vexo, prestigious"
"The performance of the world-class organist Johann Vexo was a true success"
-- Vosges-Matin, 2011
"Johann Vexo is definitely up there with the leaders"
"Really remarkable, his execution has been served by an impeccable technique and an extreme sensibility."
-- L’Echo des Vosges, 2011
"A top of the range recital"
-- L’Est Républicain, 2012
"Perfectly at ease for his first time on this organ, Johann Vexo chose registrations faithful to Duruflé's indications, especially in the tender Sicilienne, that Johann delicately coloured, and also in the astonishing Toccata, that required all of the organ's possibilities, and brilliantly performed by our artist"
-- La Presse, Montréal, 2013