Hans-Ola Ericsson

Hans-Ola Ericsson is University Organist at McGill, and the new Chair of the Organ & Church Music Area in the Schulich School of Music. Prior to coming to McGill he taught at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden for twenty-five years. He was named permanent guest professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany in 1996, and he was named to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2000. He has concertized extensively throughout Europe as well as Japan, Korea, the USA, Russia and Canada.

His many recordings include a highly acclaimed complete works of Messiaen. He has served as project leader for several important restorations of historic organs in Scandinavia, and is currently the leader for a major innovative organ, the Studio Acusticum Organ. As a composer, he has had many important commissions.