The Syrinx Duo (Rulon Christiansen, organ; Jeannine Goeckeritz, flute) offers a lively, refreshing new sound to organ performance. Through their unique personal approach, this versatile duo endears themselves to audiences with engaging narrations and moving renditions of a repertoire which spans the centuries. The blending of Christiansen's musical virtuosity and Goeckeritz's exquisite tone quality provide the listener with a memorable musical experience.

Rulon Christiansen, also available for solo organ and/or piano recitals, has been applauded for his musical excitement and technical fluency throughout the United States and in Europe. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and the Performer's Certificate as a pupil of Russell Saunders at the Eastman School of Music. He won the National Federation of Music Clubs competition and was a semifinalist in the first national American Guild of Organists competition in organ improvisation. Dr. Christiansen specializes in the music of Louis Vierne and was awarded a research grant from the AGO to study in France with André Fleury and Jean Bouvard, pupils of Vierne. His articles on Vierne and Charles-Marie Widor have been published in The American Organist. He is Choirmaster-Organist at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Salt Lake City, UT, and teaches at Weber State University. A published composer, his compositions appear in the catalogues of Harold Flammer and CPP/Belwin.

Jeannine Goeckeritz is an exceptional musician and captivating performer. Her expressive, elegant tone and gracious manner continually draw praise from her audiences. After graduating with a degree in Music Performance, she began teaching applied flute at Weber State University. It was here that she met Dr. Christiansen, and this dynamic partnership began. In addition to her concert schedule with Dr. Christiansen, she has performed with the Renaissance Chamber Ensemble and is principal flutist with the New American Symphony Orchestra. She is an active soloist and chamber musician and has worked in the recording industry.


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