Jeremy Paul Jelinek

Jeremy Paul Jelinek is an organ student of David Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. From 2016-2017 he studied with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard at the Conservatoire National Supèrieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), receiving the highest distinctions (prix) of très bien each in organ performance, Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Chant Conducting, French language, and organ improvisation. During his stay, concert venues included St-Ouen, Rouen, the Royal Chapel of Versailles, Notre Dame de Paris, among several others. In 2015, he received First Prize in the RCYO Quimby Mid-Atlantic Region Competition, for which he performed in two “Rising Star” recitals for the 2016 Houston, Texas National Convention of the AGO. He has been broadcast on American Public Media's Pipedreams Live. In 2016, Jeremy was the recipient of the Gerald Barnes award for Excellence in Pipe Organ from the Eastman School of Music. During his time in Paris, he maintained a rigorous study of Gregorian Chant at l'ècole du Chour Grègorien de Paris. He has held various church posts at Calvary Church, St. Andrew's, and St. Anthony's Chapel (Pittsburgh). From 2014 to 2016, he was Roy E. Vandelinder, Jr. Fellow and member of the Schola Cantorum of Christ Church, downtown Rochester. There, in 2015, he was the first recipient of the «Hook and Hastings Prize” in recognition for «extraordinary improvisation and composition skills and work with the Youth Ensemble.” In 2016, he was awarded the distinguished Roy E. Vandelinder Jr. Prize. Finally, Jeremy is a composer, notably of choral works, and has written for several ensembles.
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