“Superbly insightful…truly distinguished, compelling and unquestionably authoritative performances”
Jeremy Filsell (b.1964) has established a concert career as one of only a few virtuoso performers on both the Piano and the Organ. He has performed as a solo pianist in Russia, the USA and across the UK, and his Concerto repertoire encompasses Mozart and Beethoven through to Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and John Ireland. In such a capacity he has appeared in both the UK and USA. In recent years, he has recorded the solo piano music of Eugene Goossens, Herbert Howells and Bernard Stevens and the two Sonatas of Julius Reubke.
As an organist, his acclaimed discography comprises solo discs for Signum, Guild, Herald and ASV: “One of the greatest achievements in organ recording…… Superbly insightful…truly distinguished, compelling and unquestionably authoritative performances; Filsell has phenomenal technique”, commented Gramophone magazine on the première recordings (12 CDs) of Marcel Dupré’s complete organ works in 1998/99. He has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 in solo and concerto roles and recent recital and masterclass engagements have been in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Norway and Finland. He has extensively championed Francis Pott’s organ music and gave the USA première of Christus in 1995 at Washington National Cathedral.
A Limpus prize winner for FRCO as a teenager, his formative teachers included Nicolas Kynaston and Daniel Roth in Paris. An Organ Scholar at Keble College Oxford, he subsequently studied Piano Performance as a postgraduate under David Parkhouse and Hilary McNamara at the Royal College of Music. Until recently he held teaching posts at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was a Lay Clerk in the choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. In 2007 he was awarded a PhD (Birmingham Conservatoire/BCU) for a thesis on aesthetic and interpretative issues in the music of Marcel Dupré and in 2008 moved to the USA to become Principal Organist of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.
You can visit Jeremy Filsell’s web site at www.jeremyfilsell.com
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