Tuesday, August 1
10 – 11 a.m.
McGinley Pavilion/Evening Island
Jon Lehrer began his carillon studies in 2000 at Yale University. Since graduating with a degree in Mathematics, Jon has performed numerous concert tours spanning Europe and North America. Jon is a laureate of five international competitions for carillon, most notably the Queen Fabiola International Carillon Competition, where he was also awarded the SABAM prize for the best interpretation of Flemish carillon music. He is the winner of the 2010 International Carillon competition of the Dutch Carillon Guild, and the highest ranked competitor in the International Alexius Julien Competition for baroque music.
Jon graduated with great distinction from the Belgian Royal Carillon School 'Jef Denyn' where he studied with Eddy Mariën, Geert D'Hollander, and Koen Cosaert. He has been a frequent guest artist at the annual North American Guild Carillon Congresses, and has performed the Cast in Bronze theatrical carillon show on the Mobile Millennium Carillon at Renaissance festivals across the US. In 2018 Jon was selected by the Canada Council for the Arts to represent Canadian artists as part of a European concert tour and was also selected by Bok Tower Gardens in Florida to serve as their carillon fellow. In 2022, Jon became the fifth University Carillonist of Michigan State University. Prior to his new life in Michigan, Jon was a resident of Vancouver, BC.