Lynne Davis

Concert Organist

Lynne Davis is a leading international concert artist and master teacher.

Lynne Davis is the Robert L. Town Distinguished Professor of Organ at Wichita State University.

Though American by birth, Lynne Davis’ career has been steeped in French music, culture, and style. Her career was launched by taking First Prize at the 1975 St. Albans International Organ Competition in England – the eighth organist to receive that honor since the competition’s founding in 1962.

Now a leading international concert artist and master teacher, she has performed in nearly every cathedral in France, numerous major cities throughout Europe, and from coast to coast in the United States.

 

Her activities have included:

  • Featured performer and lecturer at two national conventions of the American Guild of Organists
  • Member of the Chartres, Dallas, St. Albans, Taraverdiev (Russia) and Montréal international organ juries
  • Master classes and lectures about French organ literature and its history
  • Special lecture-recitals on the life and music of Jehan Alain

“Lynne Davis played with precision and ‘le bon gout.’ Her sense of style was excellent and she clearly showed her mastery of all the French-style ornamentation.”

The Calgary Herald

Lynne Davis plays Grigny

Lynne Davis plays l’Hymne sur le Veni Creator by Nicolas de Grigny (1671–1703) on the Marcussen & Søn organ in Wiedemann Hall at Wichita State University.