Pipeworks @ the NCH
22 March 2013
Colm Carey, organ Free pre-concert organ recital linked to main evening RTÉ NSO orchestral concert Presented by Pipeworks in association with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the National Concert Hall. The recitals are part-funded by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) Sonata No. 1 W.A. Mozart (1756–91) (arr. Best/Carey) Larghetto (from Clarinet Quintet, Op.108) Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47) Sonata No. 4 in B flat, Op.65 This recital programme explores the organ’s interaction with classical form and style, as experienced in the linear counterpoint of Hindemith, the poised elegance of Mozart transcribed, or Mendelssohn’s homage to Baroque models in re-imagining the sonata as a suite of contrasted movements. Colm Carey is an Irish-born concert organist who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve. He has won a number of prestigious awards and has gained an international reputation. He is one of a handful of distinctive concert organists who has set out to promote the instrument in a fresh way, widening its appeal through imaginative programming and stimulating outreach work. It is on the concert platform and in the recording studio that Colm Carey continues to find new audiences for the instrument. As co-founder and Artistic Director of the London Organ Summer Course and as Professor of Organ at London’s Trinity College of Music, Colm has undertaken a variety of outreach work with younger performers. This extension of his busy performing life characterises his work as Belfast’s City Organist where his many concert activities run alongside educational events for the local community. Colm’s studies with Nicholas Danby and David Titterington at London’s Royal Academy of Music led to him winning the prestigious Julius Isserlis Scholarship in 1995—the first time that it had been awarded to an organist—and this enabled him to study for two years with Lionel Rogg at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve. Winning top-performing awards with distinction at both institutions, Colm’s numerous appearances, both live and recorded, in the UK and Ireland formed the strong foundations for his subsequent solo performances in Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. Acclaimed as a sensitive and thoughtful musician, he continues to perform widely on platforms throughout the world.
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