Jon Gillock, Organist
Concert Artist – Master Teacher – Recording Artist – Author

“…incomparable organist Jon Gillock…a miracle…
the festival’s sublime conclusion!…”
American Record Guide, EROI Festival

Photo: Nicholas Prout

“Certain ones [organists] play it better than me. There is the excellent American organist
Jon Gillock in New York.”

Olivier Messiaen in Claude Samuel’s 1986 book
Entretiens avec Olivier Messiaen

“Utter authority, sensitivity, and
understated brilliance…”

The New York Times

“Organist Jon Gillock delivered a tour de force of the first magnitude…
a revelatory performance.”
The Buffalo News
North American New Music Festival

Time Out New York

“A miracle of suspended time…”
The New Yorker

“A powerful experience…
Masterful musicianship”
Kalamazoo Gazette, The Gilmore Festival

“A model of sensitive interpretation…”
The Diapason

“This concert showed me a miracle.”
The Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan

“…superb organist Jon Gillock…riveted audience…”     The New York Times

“…perception…insight…authoritative, passionate interpretation…
that passion is infectious in a performance as potent as the one Mr. Gillock produced.”

The New York Times

“Before an audience that packed the church, Mr. Gillock played Messiaen’s Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité,
a 90 minute work in nine parts: music of awesome, mystical, eerie and shattering power…
Mr. Gillock’s palpable command of this daunting piece came through in every moment…
What a privilege to hear Mr. Gillock play this eclectic Messiaen masterwork.”
The New York Times

“You played wonderfully: technique, registration, and especially the spiritual and mystical side which you communicated. Under your fingers, the sublime “message” of this music was present. The public felt it with great emotion. The success was immense! I thank you for your talent and your wonderful understanding of this inspired music. Messiaen was present yesterday in each of us!…”
Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen,
Festival Olivier Messiaen homme de foi: Regard sur son oeuvre d’orgue,
Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité, Paris, 1995

“Jon Gillock…an awesome executant of Messiaen. [His] performance delivered poetry in the beatific sections and tremendous power in the Gothic sections…an exercise in artistry.”
The American Organist, Centennial National Convention of the American Guild of Organists