About this Artist
With playing described as having “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review) and being “fearless and extraordinary” (Amarillo-Globe News), Isabelle Demers has enraptured critics, presenters, and audience members around the globe. Her 2010 recital for the International Society of Organbuilders-American Institute of Organbuilders convention “left the entire congress in an atmosphere of ‘Demers fever’.” That same year, her performance at the Washington, D.C., national convention of the American Guild of Organists caused the standing-room-only audience to call her back to the stage five times.
She has appeared in recital throughout Europe, Oman, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada. Highlights include performances at the Maison Symphonique (Montréal), the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), City Hall (Stockholm), the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), and St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey (London).
Demers is in continual high demand by her colleagues, as witnessed by performances for numerous regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Institute of Organ Builders, and International Society of Organbuilders, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the Organ Historical Society.
She has released three CD recordings on the Acis and Pro Organo labels. In 2018, she appeared as solo organ accompanist in an Acis recording of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem with the Baylor University Choir, recorded at Duruflé’s church in Paris.
A native of Québec and a doctoral graduate of the Juilliard School, Demers is Associate Professor of Organ at McGill University (Montréal). She was formerly the Joyce Bowden Chair in Organ and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University (Waco, Texas).