Born in Bergen, Norway, in 1978, Sigurd M. Øgaard began studying the organ with his uncle, Kristen Øgaard, at age ten. In 1996, he attended the International Summer Academy for Organists in Haarlem, Holland, where he studied with Piet Kee. From 1997-2002, Sigurd studied the organ under Tor Grønn and Karstein Askeland at the Grieg Academy in Bergen. He also spent the Fall semester of 2000 at the Conservatoire in Birmingham, England, where his teachers included David Saint and James Parsons. During this time he was the organ scholar at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church in Warwick, working with Christopher Betts and Christopher Monks. In 2002, Sigurd moved to the USA to work as organist at First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas, as well as pursuing a Master’s Degree at Texas Tech University. In 2009 he completed his DMA in choral conducting. He has performed extensively in Norway and abroad. Performance venues have included St. Bavo Church (Haarlem), St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), and Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis (USA). He currently serves as organist at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, as well as adjunct instructor of Organ Improvisation at the University of Houston.
Sigurd Øgaard gir orgelkonsert
Briljant orgelspiller fra Bergen, nå bosatt i USA. Musikk av Bach, Preston, Reger og Guilmant.