For centuries, organists have been admired for their knowledge of the secrets of the art of improvisation. How great would it be if we could hear improvisation not just during Organ Duels, but also during 'normal' organ concerts! sighs the music lover. Our special guest from the UK will meet this wish with a concert built around improvisation.Wayne Marshall, who was born in Oldham in England in 1961, is an incredibly colourful character. In his student years he worked with jazz, Broadway musicals and church music, all at the same time! Later, of course, he found his true path in life, becoming an organist and pianist. However, even today his interest is far from restricted to a single field. As well as being an organist, he is also lead conductor at WDR Funkhausorchester in Cologne, and the first guest conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. As well as making appearances as an organist everywhere from Notre Dame to the Royal Albert Hall, where he displays his traditional repertoire, Marshall also retains a keen interest in American music, and is an acclaimed performer of the works of Gershwin, Bernstein and even Duke Ellington.
He will also play a diverse show in his visit to Müpa Budapest. Between two improvisations, he will also provide a taste of the more well known, 19-20th century French repertoire, with a piece each from Widor and Dupré, as well as playing pieces from the far less well known Canadian Andrew Ager (*1962) and introducing lovers of organ music to the works of the American George C. Baker (*1951) - another novelty for Hungarian audiences.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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