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Jeremy Filsell,
Organ Studies and Sacred Music

Jeremy Filsell is acknowledged as one of only a few virtuoso performers as both pianist and organist. He has appeared as a solo pianist in Russia, Scandinavia, the U.S., and throughout the U.K. His concerto repertoire encompasses Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven through to Shostakovich, John Ireland, and the Rachmaninov concertos. He has recorded the solo piano music of Herbert Howells, Bernard Stevens, Eugene Goossens, and Johann Eschmann for Guild. He recently released discs of Rachmaninov’s piano music for Signum and two of French Mélodies accompanying baritone Michael Bundy for Naxos. He is on the international piano roster of Steinway Artists.

He has recorded for BBC Radio 3, U.S., and Scandinavian radio networks in solo and concerto roles, and his discography comprises more than 30 solo recordings. Gramophone magazine commented on the series of 12 CDs comprising the premiere recordings of Marcel Dupré’s complete organ works for Guild in 2000 that it was ‘one of the greatest achievements in organ recording.’ In 2005, Signum released a three-disc set of the six organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, recorded on the 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ in St. Ouen Rouen. This was BBC Radio 3's Disc of the Week in September of that year. He has taught at universities, summer schools, and conventions in both the U.K. and U.S. and has served on international organ competition juries. Recent solo recital engagements have taken him across the U.S. and U.K. and to Germany, France, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. In North America, he concertizes under the auspices of Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists.

A Limpus Prize winner and silver medalist of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in the Royal College of Organists Fellowship Diploma (FRCO) as a teenager, as an organ student of Nicolas Kynaston in London and Daniel Roth in Paris, Dr. Filsell studied musicology at Oxford University (Keble College). He completed graduate studies in piano performance with David Parkhouse, Hilary McNamara, and Martin Hughes at the Royal College of Music in London. He was awarded his PhD at Birmingham Conservatoire/BCU for research involving aesthetic and interpretative issues in the music of Marcel Dupré. Before moving to the U.S. in 2008, he held lectureships at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was a lay clerk in the Queen's Choir at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. He currently combines an international recital and teaching career as director of music at The Church of the Epiphany in downtown D.C., artist-in-residence at Washington National Cathedral, and organ faculty at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. www.jeremyfilsell.com

 

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