Cameron will be performing in Michelangelo Sonnets. For more information, please visit the event page by following the link in the left hand panel.
Cameron Carpenter has quickly developed from being an insider tip to one of the most sought-after organists of our time. He revolutionises and modernises the perception of the instrument like no other organist before him. This unique musicianship was rewarded with the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in August 2012.
Cameron Carpenter performs at the most prestigious music venues world wide. 2012/13 sees him opening the organ-season of the Berliner Philharmonie as well as embarking on a close artistic cooperation with the Mozarteum Salzburg. Beyond this recital appearances include Mu-nich, Bamberg, Luxembourg, Lahti, Moscow, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.
Carpenter just premiered Tan Dun’s Symphonic Poem on 4 Notes: B-A-C-H with the NDR Sin-fonieorchester Hamburg. Other orchestras he works with include the Deutsche Kammerphil-harmonie Bremen, Copenhagen Philharmonic, National Symphony Washington, San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas and the Melbourne Symphony with Sir Andrew Davis.
In the UK Cameron was invited to give his London debut at the BBC Proms making him the first ever organist to perform two recitals in the same year. Further festival performances include a return to the Musikfest Berlin with the Radio Symphony Choir Berlin and Simon Halsey, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Rheingau Musikfestival, the Musikfest Stuttgart and Heidel-berger Frühling.
Born in 1981 in Pennsylvania, USA, Carpenter attended the Juilliard School in New York City where he continued his composing studies. His first major work for organ and orchestra The Scandal, Op. 3 was premiered in 2011 by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under Alexander Shelley. Carpenter also arranged a number of piano works by composers such as Chopin, Liszt, Ives, Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Godowsky for the organ. Whether original compositions, transcriptions, film music or the great works of the traditional organ repertoire: Carpenters approach captivates and has led many instruments to reach the limits of their technical capabili-ties. As a result, he plans to build his own design of a portable digital organ. The project represents a milestone in digital organ construction and is due for completion later this year.
Cameron Carpenter was the first organist ever to receive a Grammy nomination for his album Revolutionary including music by J.S. Bach, Bach-Carpenter, Chopin, Demessieux, Dupré, El-lington, Liszt, Horowitz, the world premiere of Cameron's Love Song No. 1 and Homage to Klaus Kinski (Telarc 2008). His Bach recording is called Cameron Live! (Telarc 2010).