christopher holman, organ and harpsichord

Christopher Holman is pursuing a doctorate in historical musicology at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Choir of Exeter College and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Bach Keyboard Music and Techniques of Composition at New College. He is also the Organ Teacher at the Dragon School.


Since winning the Albert Schweitzer Competition, he has performed at major international festivals, including the Leipzig Bach Festival in Germany, the Festival international de l’orgue ancienne in Sion, Switzerland, and the Festival Internacional de Órgano y Música Antigua in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2017, he held a fellowship from the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund to study and pursue research at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, and has since performed on many of the most important historic organs in the world.


He is the Founder and Editor of the journal Vox Humana, has presented papers and lectured at leading international musicology conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland, and his research has been published in Early Music (with a forthcoming paper in Keyboard Perspectives 12). He previously studied with Robert Bates at the University of Houston and Dana Robinson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.