Recital 5 − Organ

Cameron Carpenter

Bach | Hanson

Fri, 18513

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Tickets as from Mon, 6 August 2018 | 12.00 (UTC + 2)

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Piano Festival

17.11.-25.11. 2018



    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
    Aria with 30 Variations BWV 988 Goldberg Variations
    Howard Hanson
    Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 Romantic

    (arranged for organ by Cameron Carpenter)

    Cameron Carpenter

    The American organist Cameron Carpenter, who was born in 1981 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, joined the American Boychoir School in Princeton at the age of 11 and later attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied composition and organ with John E. Mitchener. During this period he transcribed more than 100 works for organ, including Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. From 2000 to 2006 Carpenter completed his training at the Juilliard School in New York, where Gerre Hancock, John Weaver, and Paul Jacobs were among his teachers. His own first compositions were also written during these years. Today Cameron Carpenter concertizes throughout Europe and the United States, as well as in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. For his performances he has had a special instrument built, the International Touring Organ, with which he can perform in any conceivable space and thus is no longer reliant upon churches or concert halls that have concert organs. Since 2014 he has played almost exclusively on this digital instrument in recitals and orchestral concerts alike. In the 2016-17 season Carpenter will give solo recitals at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, and the Cologne Philharmonie, as well as in Paris, Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Vienna. He will appear with the Staatskapelle Dresden under Myung-Whun Chung at the Salzburg Easter Festival; performances with the Orquesta Nacional de España, the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestre National de Lyon are also on his schedule, as well as tours with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In 2008 his debut CD Revolutionary was nominated for a Grammy Award; If You Could Read My Mind won an Echo Klassik in 2015. His most recent release, which appeared in June 2016, is the album All You Need Is Bach.

    November 2016

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