Diane Meredith BELCHER

Diane Meredith BELCHERDiane Meredith Belcher began studying organ with David Spicer and made her solo recital debut at age 15. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with John Weaver and David Craighead respectively; Clarence Watters and Wilma Jensen were also her teachers. She is a winner of both the St. Alban’s (England) and Chartres (France) international organ competitions and has won first prize in the American Guild of Organists’ professional certification examinations.

An internationally acclaimed organist, she has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Canada, including Disney Hall, Grace Cathedral, Verizon Hall, Girard College, Benaroya Hall, Woolsey Hall and the Oregon Bach Festival.

She has performed numerous times with orchestras, and has given duo recitals with such artists as trombonist Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic and trumpeter Rob Roy McGregor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Among her many recordings, the premiere of Claremont’s Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ received the Golden Ear Award.

Also a church musician, professor of organ and music theory, choral conductor, and composer, she has worked at such institutions as Holy Trinity Lutheran/Bach Vespers (New York), Dartmouth College, Saint Mark’s (Philadelphia), and Westminster Choir College.