John Weaver

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of John Weaver on February 1, 2021.   Dr. Weaver was a towering leader in our field, a mentor for so many and a model of distinguished artistry and professionalism. His great kindness and incredible performances will be remembered for generations to come.

John Weaver served as Director of Music at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City (1970-2005), Head of the Organ Department at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (1972-2003), and Chair of the Organ Department at The Juilliard School (1987-2004).

NEW YORK CITY “….a performer whose technique, musicianship, stylistic acuity and taste make for interpretations of uncommon clarity, poise and good sense.”
The New York Times

BOSTON “He plays everything as though to its manner born, as though he had the inside track to each composer’s individuality and had no need to work his way over the barriers or through the channels of stylistic attitudes that serve lesser men as stepping stones … Exaggerated?  Well, go and hear a Weaver recital before you decide.”
The American Organist