TODD WILSON is Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Covenant (Presbyterian) in Cleveland, Ohio, where he heads a choir program and a concert series. He is also head of the organ department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and curator of the recently restored E.M. Skinner organ at Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Wilson received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied organ with Wayne Fisher. Further coaching in organ repertoire was with Russell Saunders at the Eastman School of Music. Wilson has won numerous competitions, including the Grand Prix de Chartres (France) and the Ft. Wayne Competition. Wilson holds Fellow and Choirmaster certificates of the American Guild of Organists and was a featured performer at the Centennial National Convention of the Guild in July 1996.
Wilson has been heard in concert in many major cities throughout the U.S. and Europe, including concerts at Symphony Hall (Birmingham, U.K.), Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Cleveland's Severance Hall, Dallas' Meyerson Symphony Center, and Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee. In June 2003 he dedicated the organ in the new 21,000-seat Mormon Conference Center in Salt Lake City. He has appeared as a solo recitalist for Austrian Radio in Vienna and in concert with the Slovak Radio Symphony. He has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout the U.S. and the U.K., including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the City of London Sinfonia, and the Ft. Worth Symphony.
The October 1-3 concerts mark Wilson's debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.