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An invaluable chance to perform in public, but to a small and supportive audience of fellow students, and to gain expert advice on interpretation, technique and performance skills form Iain Quinn, Associate Professor of Organ and Co-ordinator of Sacred Music at Florida State University. Familiarisation time on the organ will be available during the afternoon prior to the class.
What to prepare
A piece of your own choice, ideally of no more than about seven minutes' duration.
The 2012 Richards, Fowkes & Co. organ in St George's Hanover Square is recognised as one of the finest new instruments in the UK. It is ideally suited to German Baroque Music, especially that of Bach, but any repertoire which its specification and compass allow can be convincingly performed. Click here for the specification.
Born in Cardiff, Wales, Dr. Iain Quinn is an award-winning organist, musicologist, and composer with over ninety publications across multiple disciplines. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Composer at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. As a composer he has received commissions from churches across the USA and UK and from the American Guild of Organists. In 2017, he was a Fulbright Scholar teaching at The Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia and in 2018 he was the Rudolph Ganz Fellow at The Newberry Library, Chicago. An experienced international recitalist, he has recorded 14 solo CDs. Click here to read his full biography.
Fee: RCO Members £66; RCO Student Members £30; Full time students £38; Non-members £77. Observer places (available once four playing places have been booked): RCO Members £24; RCO Student Members £10; Full time students £14; Non-members £27