Joseph NOLAN

Joseph Nolan performs in Glass' Symphony No. 12 'Lodger' in Fantastic Voyage, and in Bright Sparks – Shayne Carter and the NZSO.

British-Australian organist, Joseph Nolan, has been hailed by Limelight Magazine ‘as indisputably one of the world’s finest organists’.

Joseph has also been described by ABC Classic as ‘an extraordinary musician’, by BBC Radio 3 Record Review for ‘his miraculous playing' and by Gramophone for his ‘towering technique, vivid virtuosity and inspired interpretive insight’. 

Twice nominated as Artist of the Year by Limelight Magazine, Joseph is the only organist to have ever been awarded Limelight’s coveted Recording of the Month for his ninth disk for Signum Classics from St Etienne du Mont, Paris, the church and organ of Maurice Duruflé. Joseph has also won Limelight Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award an unprecedented three times for disks featuring the world famous organs of La Madeleine Paris, St Sernin Toulouse and St Bavo Haarlem.

Joseph’s much feted box-set recordings of the complete organ works of Charles Marie Widor for Signum Classics has won innumerable five star reviews and awards across the globe. Gramophone awarded the Widor box-set a Critic’s Choice and declared the cycle as ‘one of the most remarkable box-sets on record’

Joseph has performed as organ soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at Sydney Opera House, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at Petronas Concert Hall, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at Perth Concert Hall and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at QPAC.

The Government of France awarded Joseph the medal of Chevalier des Arts des Lettres for services to French music in 2016. The University of Western Australia awarded Joseph its prestigious higher doctorate, the Doctor of Letters, in 2018.

Joseph will return to La Madeleine, Paris, to record the complete organ works of Charles-Valentin Alkan for Signum Classics in June 2022.