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Jeremy Filsell

Jeremy Filsell is Artist-in-Residence at Washington National Cathedral, and was previously Senior Organist of the National Shirne of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. He has a discography of more than 25 CDs on both piano and organ and maintains a busy performance career on both instruments throughout Europe, Scandinavia and North America. Gramophone magazine commented on the series of 12 CDs that comprised the premiere recordings of Marcel Dupré’s complete organ works for Guild in 2000, offering that it was 'one of the greatest achievements in organ recording'. In 2005, Signum released a 3-disc set on the 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ in St. Ouen Rouen of the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne. They were BBC Radio 3’s Disc of the Week in September of that year.

As a teenage student of Nicolas Kynaston Jeremy earned his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists, winning all the major prizes and the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He is a graduate of Oxford University and of London's Royal College of Music (where he studied piano performance under David Parkhouse and Hilary McNamara) and was awarded his PhD at Birmingham Conservatoire/BCU for a thesis researching aesthetic and interpretative issues in the music of Marcel Dupré. He has held a number of teaching positions (until 2008 at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester), sung professionally as a lay clerk in the choirs of Guildford Cathedral and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, given masterclasses at universities and summer schools in both the UK and USA and has served twice on international organ competition juries in Switzerland. He was a featured artist at the AGO National Convention in Minneapolis/St Paul in June 2008 and recent recital engagements have taken him across the USA and to Germany, France, Finland and Norway.

Jeremy Filsell is an artist equally accomplished and renowned as a pianist, and he is frequently booked to perform on both instruments during the same recital. This certainly makes for increased audience interest. He is one of only a few virtuoso performers on both the Piano and the Organ and his Concerto repertoire encompasses Mozart and Beethoven through to Rachmaninov (2nd and 3rd Concertos), Shostakovich and John Ireland. In recent years, he has recorded for Guild and Signum, the solo piano music of Eschmann, Howells, Goossens, Bernard Stevens, Rachmaninov and the two Sonatas of Julius Reubke

He is performing at St. John’s Catholic Cathedral on Wednesday, July 6th.

Last updated: October 25, 2010