Alejandro D. Consolacion II
Alejandro D. Consolación II enjoys a dual career as both organist and composer. As an organist, he studied with Thomas Dressler, Peter Conte and Matthew Lewis, and attended master classes with Johann Trummer, Guy Bovet, Jeffrey Brillhart and Frederic Blanc, while he studied composition with Manuel Maramba, OSB, Jonas Baes, and Christian Carrie.
He finished his Masters degree in Organ Performance at the Westminster Choir College at Rider University, and earned his Performance diploma at the Royal School of Music in London with distinction. He was awarded 2nd Place at the Organ Improvisation Competition held at the University of Michigan in 2018, was a finalist at the Organ Improvisation Competition in Detmold, Germany in 2013, and won first place in the composition competition at Westminster Choir College in 2013.
AJ, as his friends fondly call him, was a member of the artistic committee and resident composer for the International Bamboo Organ Festival from 2006 to 2011. He was also a former organ scholar of the Trinity Church in Princeton, New Jersey, and was Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of Princeton University.
Presently, he is the artist-in-residence and organist of the Union Church of Manila, organist at the Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park, Makati City, and music director - conductor of CANTUS.
His works are published internationally by Hinshaw, GIA, Santa Barbara, Pavane, Hal Leonard, Pana Musica and Muziksea, while his recordings are released under the Paulines Records and Diego Cera Records in Manila, and CPO Label in Europe.