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PERFORMING ARTIST

My older sister’s experience studying piano wasn’t exactly pleasant – for her or my parents. So when I came along 8 years later, they weren’t too keen on starting me with lessons right away. I remember watching my dad’s adult piano lessons, and as my interest grew, one day asked if I could study. My parents agreed with mild trepidation. By the time I started playing the music my dad was studying, he stopped and I continued on.

 

For as often as I remember lamenting as a child, “this is too challenging, I’ll never be able to play it,” amidst bouts of crying at how much I hated to practice, my parents remember an endlessly curious little boy who sat for hours at the keyboard. I’ve always attributed my success in music to the fact I pursued it. Music was never forced on me. I wanted to do it. It drew me in.

 

I began organ lessons in middle school when my dreams of solely being a pianist seemed unlikely. All the limiting beliefs about not starting young enough nor practicing long enough to solo with orchestras of the world actually became the motivation I needed to expand and explore more opportunities. And, in the process, I even realized I didn’t want that prescribed goal. The organ provided me with an ascent into a musical realm that wasn’t possible otherwise, and with it, a musical journey of great interest and constant evolution  

How it started.

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How it's going.

My formal educational training culminated in a doctorate in music and an artist diploma. I'm grateful for the strong technical mastery and academic knowledge that underscores my artistry. More recent personal study includes an attunement as a Master Reiki practitioner. For me, this augments the healing capacity I feel is inherent to music. This Reiki energy is channeled through my hands and infused into the music that's made, transmuting the energy in the space, and reaching and transforming people who hear and receive this music and energy. Whether a performance, a recording, or my own meditation and improvisational music, this energy continues to support me and allows me to get out of my own way as an artist, serving as a channel for true creativity. Additionally, I'm an advocate for music at 432 hz for the added relaxation of energy offered by its alignment with the resonant energy of the earth. More on that in upcoming content. Altogether, I believe in providing music both in performance and recordings that provide a transcendental experience promoting restoration, healing, and tranquility.

Pianist

READ ABOUT JONATHAN'S COLLABORATIVE WORK

PIPEDREAMS

“Gregoire’s engaging recital…played with unfailing energy, drive, and expression.”

TRACKER, JANUARY 2018

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

2017 | Concerto Competition Winner, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2014 | Finalist, Pistoia International Organ Competition, Pistoia, Italy

2013 | Fourth Prize, Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition, Kaliningrad, Russia

- Special Prize ‘Shabyt’: Solo Recital and CD in Astana Organ Hall, Kazakhstan

2012 | Featured Solo Performer, 50th Anniversary Collage Concert, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI

2009 | Presser Foundation Scholarship Award, St. John’s University: presented to one music student per year within the department for exemplary service and ability

2005 | Honorable Mention, ARTS Competition, National Foundation in the Arts

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NEW MUSIC

An advocate for new music, Gregoire has had the opportunity to perform the world premiere of several works:

  • The Calling | Kira Rugen

  • Preludes and Fugues in Ab Major | Henry Martin

  • Prelude and Fugue in F Minor | Henry Martin

  • A Very Merry Rhapsody for Organ and Orchestra | Douglas Pew

  • Praise! for organ and steel drum from Minnesota Organ Book  | Carol Barnett

NOTED RECITAL VENUES

  • United States
    St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, NY St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano, TX Christ the King Catholic Church, Dallas, TX Highland Park Methodist Church, Dallas, TX St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen, MI First United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo, MI Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest, IL Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, MO Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO Bales Organ Recital Hall, Lawrence, KS House of Hope Presbyterian, St. Paul, MN Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN Covent College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, Scottsdale, Arizona Organ Recital Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • International
    Southwark Cathedral, London, United Kingdom Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Philharmonic Hall, Kaliningrad, Russia Marktkirche, Halle, Germany Notre Dame de Bon Voyage, Cannes, France

LOOKING AHEAD

UPCOMING CONCERTS

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RECENT

RECITAL ENGAGEMENTS

20th Anniversary Organ Concert

September 2023 | St. Andrew Methodist | Plano, Texas

Summer Chapel Organ Series

July 2023 | Interlochen Arts Camp, |Interlochen, Michigan

Lenten Organ Recital

March 2023 | First Presbyterian | Fort Worth, Texas

 

SMU Alumni Organ Recital

September 2022 | Caruth Auditorium | Dallas, Texas

Summer Chapel Organ Series

July 2022 | Interlochen Arts Camp | Interlochen, Michigan

Summer Organ Concert

July 2022 | University of Dubuque | Dubuque, Iowa

Lunchtime Organ Recital

June 2022 | Southwark Cathedral | London, United Kingdom

Organ/Piano Recital

March 2022 | Christ Lutheran Church | Kokomo, Indiana

Lenten Organ Recital

March 2022 | Park Cities Presbyterian Church | Dallas, Texas

Alumni Dedication Concert

September 2021 | St. John's University Abbey | Collegeville, Minnesota

OHS National Convention | Soundscapes

July 2019 | Highland Park UMC | Dallas, Texas

 

Pre-Evensong Recital | Soundscapes

May 2019 | Christ Church Cranbrook | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

East Texas Pipe Organ Festival | Dancing through the Ages

November 2019 | Christ the King Catholic Church | Dallas, Texas

 

Kansas City AGO Season Opening Recital | Dancing through the Ages

October 2019 | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church | Kansas City, Missouri

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