Todd Fickley


Todd Fickley is the Assistant Director and Keyboard Artist for The Choralis Foundation, and the Interim Organist for National Presbyterian Church. He is the long-time protégé of the late Bach expert Dr. J. Reilly Lewis, having served as his Artistic Assistant at both the Washington Bach Consort and the Cathedral Choral Society. Equally comfortable at the podium, harpsichord, piano, and organ, his career spans over 25 years performing across the United States, Europe, and Israel. He is frequently seen in concert with a wide variety of ensembles, such as the National Symphony Orchestra, The Washington Ballet, the National Philharmonic, and the Three Notch’d Road baroque ensemble.

A native Washingtonian, Mr. Fickley began his organ studies at the Washington National Cathedral under Bruce Neswick. At the age of 23, Mr. Fickley was made a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). He also holds the AGO Choirmaster Diploma as well as the M.A. in Organ Performance with High Distinction from the University of Wales.

A prize-winning organist and specialist in the music of J.S. Bach, Mr. Fickley has been featured numerous times on NPR and PRI. In 2014 he launched “The Bach Project,” a cycle of concerts performing and recording all of Bach’s organ works, the first time in almost a quarter of a century that such a project has been undertaken in the DC area. The first volume on the MSR Classics label was praised in Fanfare Magazine as “some of the most enthralling Bach organ playing you are likely to hear anywhere by anyone.”

Mr. Fickley is frequently seen as conductor, soloist, accompanist and speaker in the
Washington DC metro area. He is an Officer in the Order of St. John and a member of the National Society of Washington Family Descendants.

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“Fickley's previous Bach forays have come in for some rave reviews, and this latest venture is no less deserving of the highest praise. Indeed, this is some of the most absorbing Bach playing you can ever come across. An inspired undertaking that will surely rank with the last twenty-five years' best recordings in the genre.”

--Music & Vision 4/16

“Imagining Bach playing his own music as well as Todd Fickley plays it on this disc, is there any wonder that his contemporaries esteemed him most highly as an organist? When hearing musicality of this quality, one does not interrupt the player’s concentration to inquire about the provenance of a piece: one merely sits back, listens, and enjoys.”

--Voix des arts 4/15

keyboard artist.  conductor.

Photo credits: Stan Engebretson, Beth A.V. Lewis, James O’Gara

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