Samuel Salvador Soria has been the organist of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles since its dedication in 2002. Prior to his appointment here in Los Angeles he was organist for nine years at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Mr. Soria is a graduate of Valpariso and Northwestern Universities. In addition to study with Philip Gehring and Wolfgang Rübsam, he has been coached privately by Jean Guillou, Naji Hakim and Paul Manz; concentrating on the art of organ improvisation.
Mr. Soria is a 2nd prizewinner in the J. S. Bach International Competition at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., and was also a prizewinner in the American Guild of Organists Improvisation Competition at Trinity Church, New York. The Premiere Organ Recording CD (Delos Label released in February 2004) on the Cathedral’s pipe organ has received critical acclaim from across the country.
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