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James Welch

James Welch

James Welch is University Organist of Santa Clara University.  He also serves as organist of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto.  He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from Stanford University, with further studies in France and Austria.  He has concertized internationally, with performances in such prestigious venues as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.  He has also performed and taught in Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Jerusalem.  A specialist in Latin American organ music, he received a Fulbright award to perform and conduct research in Brazil; since then he has performed in Mexico and edited three volumes of organ music by Mexican composers.  The author of a major new biography, Richard Purvis, Organist of Grace,he has performed at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and at the International Congress of Organists; his articles have appeared in The American Organist and The Diapason; and he has released numerous CDs, recorded on a variety of organs.    www.welchorganist.com

Email
welchjames@gmail.com
Phone
650-400-3278