Martin Jean is within the highest ranks of the world's concert organists and is recognized widely as a brilliant, warmly communicative artist whose playing exhibits "visceral intensity, expressive eloquence, and exquisite elegance" (The Kansas City Star).
In 1986 Martin Jean was awarded first prize at the international Grand Prix de Chartres competition, held bi-annually at the Chartres Cathedral, France. As part of this prize, he was invited several times for concert tours of France, England, and Luxembourg, where he played at the cathedrals of Poitiers, Chartres, Orléans, Chichester, Oxford, and St. Albans. A testament to the respect which he has earned in France because of his win there, he was invited by the competition's board of directors to serve on the panel of judges for the 1998 Chartres competition.
Dr. Jean will display his artistry on the three-manual 81-rank Austin organ at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
The concert will run approximately ninety minutes.
Presented in cooperation with Shadyside Presbyterian Church Music in a Great Space and Westminster Presbyterian Church Music & Arts Series.
General admission $12.
Student free with valid ID.
A reception will follow the concert.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15241