“This is unquestionably one of the finest organ recordings I have ever heard, and confirms Trotter as one of today’s greatest living organists.”
BBC Music Magazine, August 2003
Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians.
In May 2002 he received the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Instrumentalist Award in recognition of a particular achievements in 2001 and as “one of the foremost exponents of the organist’s art”. The excellence of his musicianship has also long been recognised internationally in his musical partnerships.
He performs as soloist with, amongst many others, the conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly and Sir Charles Mackerras. He performs recitals in Berlin’s “Philharmonie”, the “Gewandhaus” in Leipzig, both the “Musikverein” and the “Konzerthaus” in Vienna and London’s Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall.
He has given the opening recital on new or restored organs in places such as Cleveland’s “Severance Hall” (Ohio), Princeton University Chapel (New Jersey), the “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam and at St David’s Hall in Cardiff and he is regularly asked to perform on major historic instruments such as those at St. Ouen in Rouen, St. Bavo’s in Haarlem (Netherlands), Weingarten Abbey in Germany and Woolsey Hall at Yale University.
He appears at the festivals of Salzburg, Berlin, Vienna, Edinburgh and London’s BBC Proms. He performs with leading orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic orchestras and made his first US appearance with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in 1987.
He became an exclusive recording artist for Decca in 1989. His two most recent recordings, Elgar at Salisbury Cathedral and pieces or transcriptions by Handel, Lemare, Bizet and Wagner on the Organ of the newly restored Birmingham Town Hall, appear on the Regent label.
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