Eugene Lavery B.Mus (Hons)
Organist Eugene Lavery is currently a Masters student at The Juilliard School, New York, where he studies with Professor Paul Jacobs.
Born in New Zealand, Mr. Lavery received his Bachelor of Music Degree with First Class Honors from the University of Auckland, where he studied with Dr. John Wells. Mr. Lavery also studied conducting with Associate Professor Karen Grylls and Harpsichord with James Tibbles as part of his Bachelor of Music Degree.
Prior to moving to the United States of America, Mr. Lavery served as Assistant Organist at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand where he recorded and launched his debut solo organ CD, Joie. Mr. Lavery served as organist for many high profile services at Holy Trinity Cathedral including the National Tsunami Memorial Service (January 2005) broadcast live on Radio New Zealand, and the First Eucharist of Christmas (December 2005) broadcast live on Television New Zealand.
In June 2006, Mr. Lavery won the New Zealand Association of Organists’ National Organ Competition held in Wellington, New Zealand. Mr. Lavery has given recitals in many notable venues in New Zealand and Australia including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand; Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand; and St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, Australia. Future performances include the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York; St. Thomas Church, New York; and St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. Mr. Lavery has also participated in masterclasses with Andreas Meisner, John Wellingham, Christopher Herrick, Colin Walsh, and Dame Gillian Weir.