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Rie Bloomfield Organ Series presents David Baskeyfield

Event Date:Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wiedemann Hall

David Baskeyfield is the winner of the first prize and audience prize at the St Albans International Organ Competition, 2011. Following success in a number of earlier competitions (1st prize, audience prize, Miami International Organ Competition 2010; 1st prize, Mader Memorial Organ Competition, LA, 2010; 2nd prize, Dublin International Organ Competition 2011, 1st prize, Rodland 2011; and 1st prize and audience prize, AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation 2011), he has launched a performing career encompassing both interpretation and improvisation. Currently a doctoral student at the Eastman School of Music under David Higgs and William Porter, David read Law at Oxford as organ scholar at St John's College, studying with John Wellingham and David Sanger. Between Oxford and Eastman, he spent a year as organ scholar of Christ Church Cathedral and St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. Some recent and upcoming recital engagements include Washington National Cathedral, National City Christian Church, St Thomas' 5th Avenue, King's College, Cambridge, St Albans Cathedral, St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, Symphony Hall, Birmingham, St Peter's Cathedral, Worms (Germany), St Bavo, Haarlem, Chartres Cathedral and St Sulpice. A recording project with Priory is planned to take place this year, tentatively comprising lesser-known works of the French symphonic school, at the Cavaill-Coll organ of St tienne, Caen.

Aside from solo performance, David is active as an accompanist, continuo player and occasional cocktail pianist. As an outgrowth of his interest in classical organ improvisation, he has taken to accompanying silent movies; recent engagements have featured The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Nosferatu (1922). He also enjoys occasional access to the large Wurlitzer organ in the Auditorium Theatre in downtown Rochester, and has gone some way to legitimizing this private indulgence in being elected as a director on the Board of the Rochester Theatre Organ Society. He has been broadcast a number of times on American Public Media's Pipedreams, playing repertoire and improvisations.

Tickets for this event are $10 with discounts available and they go on sale Oct. 23, 2012. For more information and tickets, please call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.

Buy tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1800

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