Winner of the prestigious 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and currently Associate University Organist and Choir master at Harvard University, Christian Lane is one of America’s most accomplished young organists. Consistently acclaimed for his “driving energy and mature interpretation” (The American Organist), he holds a Bachelor’s degree and the Sacred Music Diploma from the Eastman School of Music, where his mentor and teacher was Prof. David Higgs. Subsequently, he completed graduate work with Prof. Thomas Murray as a Robert Baker Scholar at Yale University, earning a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music and a certificate from Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music. Winner of four organ-playing competitions in the United States, Christian Lane has proven the versatility of his talents; in 2004, he earned both SecondPrize and Audience Prize in the AGO National Young Artist Competition (NYACOP), widely considered to be the country's preeminent contest.
Mr.Lane serves as primary organ instructor for Harvard students and has taught on several summer programs, including England’s venerable Oundle for Organists. Passionate about commissioning new music and using the organ in collaborative settings, he performs extensively throughout the United States and in Europe, including joint programs with internationally acclaimed soprano Jolle Greenleaf. In addition, Mr.Lane has served within several of the United States’ most prominent parish music programs prior to, and including, his 2008 appointment at Harvard. Included are the Episcopal Churches of Trinity-on-the-Green (New Haven) and Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue (NewYorkCity).