Pianist, Organist, Conductor
Jurist - 2016 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Awards
Gregory D’Agostino creates a thrilling sense of drama described as a “stunning, controlled delirium” by The American Organist magazine. With an international career that has taken him to three continents, Mr. D’Agostino has appeared at New York’s Lincoln Center, Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, San Juan’s Casals Festival, London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, West Point Military Academy, and San Diego’s Spreckels Pavilion; as soloist with Japan’s NHK Symphony (live HD-TV national telecast), Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, American Classical Orchestra, and the Charleston Symphony, and as recitalist for various conventions of the American Guild of Organists.
Principal New York Times critic Allan Kozinn wrote that Mr. D’Agostino “gave deft, powerful performances that got to the heart of the music, the gentle and songlike as well as the robust and purely dexterous.” As a champion of 20th century music, he has collaborated with composers including George Crumb, Milton Babbitt, Stephen Paulus, and Ned Rorem. As a conductor he has worked with various soloists including pianists Jeremy Denk and William Wolfram, Metropolitan Opera trumpeter James Ross, and Metropolitan Opera singers Hei-Kyung Hong and Barry Banks.
Mr. D’Agostino earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where he was also on the faculty. He has served as juror on competitions for the Organists’ Guild and the Schweitzer competition, and currently is Organ Faculty at Mannes The New School for Music. He is Director of Music and Organist at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament near Lincoln Center.