carson cooman

Carson Cooman - Concert Organist

Carson Cooman is an active organ recitalist specializing primarily in new music. He presents programs showcasing the diversity of organ music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Many of his programs include a world premiere. Engaging and interesting programs are constructed that appeal even to those audience members who may not think they are interested in new music.

Carson has been highly acclaimed by audiences, press, and composers for his interpretations and performances of contemporary works.

Carson is available for either solo recitals (of all lengths) or appearances as a concerto soloist. The links at the left will allow you to browse a partial list of recital engagements and a list of works (Composer Works Page) by other composers which have been commissioned by, dedicated to, or given world or USA premiere performances by Carson Cooman.

"Cooman's playing, as always, was splendid, featuring excellent finger technique, careful delineation of voice, and inventive choice of stops."The New Music Connoisseur

"Cooman's performance was first rate."21st Century Music

"Carson Cooman is one of the most versatile and active musicians of our time. Pianist, organist, composer, and improviser, he is excellent in every field." — Music and Vision

"Fine performances from Carson Cooman treat each with requisite delicacy of expression."Choir & Organ

"Carson Cooman demonstrated his virtuosic technique with Pehrson's use of pedal, tone clusters and unfettered dynamics. Even in this rather small space the joy was evident."The New Music Connoisseur

"...the program was fascinating. ...Both were played excellently by Cooman." — The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"The organ, skillfully played by Carson Cooman, predictably held its own." Feast of Music

"Carson Cooman contributes effective organ solos..." The Gramophone

To inquire about booking Carson for a performance or for more information, please contact him directly:

(Top photograph by Lee Eiseman: Carson Cooman at the D. A. Flentrop organ of Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Bottom photograph by Brooks Canaday: Cooman at the C. B. Fisk, op. 139 organ of The Memorial Church, Harvard University)