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Cameron Carpenter

Cameron performed in Michelangelo Sonnets for MIF13. 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.

Performing at the most prestigious music venues world wide, 2012/13 saw 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 Munich, Bamberg, Luxembourg, Lahti, Moscow, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.

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, Cameron 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. Cameron 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: Cameron's 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’s advocacy of the digital organ will break new ground
in early 2014 with the launch of his International Touring Organ,
a proprietary digital organ of massive scale that will become his
preferred instrument for touring and recording. He has just signed an
exclusive, multi-album contract with Sony Music.

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