Michael David Ging
 

"Michael Ging began the series in fine style on Sunday night, with a flawless recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. After a fine opening with the Bach A-minor Prelude and Fugue, music of Reger, Vierne, Langlais, Alain, and Duruflé showed off instrument and player to perfection; Töpfer's Sonata in D Minor was a rare gem."

The American Organist, September 2015

 

MICHAEL GING is a church musician, organist, and entrepreneur. 

A veteran of the concert stage, Dr. Ging garners critical and audience acclaim for his performances throughout the United States and Mexico. A review of his Sunday-evening recital opening the 2015 L'Organo Recital Series published in The American Organist reads:


“Michael Ging began the series in fine style on Sunday night, with a flawless recital at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. After a fine opening with the Bach A-minor Prelude and Fugue, music of Reger, Vierne, Langlais, Alain, and Duruflé showed off instrument and player to perfection; Töpfer’s Sonata in D Minor was a rare gem.”

Increasingly in demand as a concert artist, Dr. Ging makes his French and German debuts in the '19-20 season with recitals in the L'église de la Madeleine (Paris) and the Magdeburg Dom. He also performs solo recitals in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Texas. His busy '18-19 season included recitals in Atlanta, Austin, Santa Fe, Spartanburg, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Houston area. He also performed Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb and Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living with the Houston Choral Society under the direction of Dr. Kevin Klotz. 

As an orchestral soloist, Dr. Ging has performed Samuel Barber's Toccata Festiva (Houston Civic Symphony), Howard Hanson's Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Percussion (New Hope Festival Orchestra), and J.S. Bach's concertos for multiple harpsichords (Bach Society Houston). His festival credits include appearances at the 11th International Organ and Early Music Festival (Oaxaca), the Leipzig in Houston Festival, the Houston Early Music Festival, the University of Alabama Piano and Organ Festival, and three solo recitals at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (2008, 2015, and as a replacement artist on 48-hour's notice in 2017). 

Since being appointed Organist/Choirmaster at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (Folly Beach, SC) at age fourteen, Dr. Ging has become one of the most active liturgical organists in the United States. As Director of Music/Organist-in-Residence at New Hope Lutheran Church (Missouri City) and as Associate Director of Music/Organist at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (Houston), Dr. Ging plays for over 400 liturgies each year. At New Hope, Dr. Ging leads a comprehensive music ministry, directs the Sanctuary Choir, and is the founding Artistic Director of the Phil Kramer Recital Series. At St. John Vianney, a thriving parish of 15,000 members, Dr. Ging directs the Vesper Choir and accompanies the Schola Hispana in addition to his service-playing duties. 

Dr. Ging received his education in prestigious academic settings. He completed the Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Houston where he studied organ with Robert Bates, conducting with Betsy Cook Weber, and completed his dissertation, "Orchestrations and Transformations: Guilmant, Widor, and the Emergence of Music for Organ and Orchestra in France," under the guidance of Matthew Dirst. He holds a master's degree from Rice University, where he studied with Ken Cowan as recipient of the Frederick Royal Gibbons Memorial Scholarship, generously funded by ZZ Top lead singer Billy Gibbons. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied with Jack Mitchener. He pursued his early musical studies in his native Charleston, SC, with Stephen Distad and Sarah Younkin. Additional studies include harpsichord with Matthew Dirst and improvisation with George Baker and Sigurd Øgaard.

In addition to his rigorous performance schedule, Dr. Ging is Managing Partner of Seven Eight Records, LLC,  a company that operates the emerging classical record label Seven Eight Records and Seven Eight Artists, an international artist management agency that has blossomed into one of the leading rosters for organists worldwide. 

Dr. Ging resides in Houston with his wife, soprano and vocal pedagogue Sarah Lysiak-Ging. 

Michael Ging is represented by Seven Eight Artists.

 
 
 

Events

 

Solo Recital

October 11, 2019, 7:30 PM
New Hope Lutheran Church
Missouri City, Texas

Solo Recital

November 14, 2019, 12:30 PM
Princeton University Chapel
Princeton, New Jersey

Solo Recital

January 21, 2020, 12:35 PM
Church of St. Louis, King of France
St. Paul, Minnesota

Solo Recital

January 23, 2020, 7:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Excelsior, Minnesota

Solo Recital

January 28, 2020, 5:30 PM
Christ the King Catholic Church
Dallas, Texas

Solo Recital

February 23, 2020, 4:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
Worcester, Massachusetts

Solo Recital

March 28, 2020, 5:00 PM
The Church of St. John the Divine
Houston, Texas

Piccolo Spoleto Festival's L'Organo Recital Series

May 31, 2020, 3:00 PM

Summerall Chapel, The Citadel

Charleston, South Carolina

Dr. Ging's recital will be the first performance on the restored pipework of the Summerall Chapel Organ

Solo Recital

July 26, 2020, 4:00 PM
L'église de la Madeleine
Paris, France

Solo Recital

July 31, 2020, 7:30 PM
Magdeburg Cathedral
Magdeburg, Germany

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