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Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition 2013

by Various Artists

Recordings of the pieces played by finalists in the Longwood Gardens inaugural International Organ Competition.
Genre: Classical: Organ
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Adagio and Allegro (Fantasia) in F Minor, K. 594
Benjamin Sheen
9:32 album only
2. Chorale No. 1 in E Major
Thomas Gaynor
14:10 album only
3. Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
Jinhee Kim
10:23 album only
4. Introduction, Passacaglia, And Fugue
Adam Pajan
16:32 album only
5. L' Apprenti Sorcier
Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard
10:11 album only
6. Overture from the Hebrides, Op. 27
Benjamin Sheen
11:13 album only
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Album Notes
The inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition drew musicians from around the world to compete for the largest cash award for an organ competition anywhere: the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. Open to organists between the ages of 18 and 30, the Competition began with a qualification round that featured performers from nine different countries. An audition jury comprising six esteemed members of the organ community anonymously evaluated the competitors’ audition recordings and selected 10 of the organ world’s brightest rising stars to compete live before a panel of renowned judges in a quest for the top prize. Benjamin Sheen was awarded the first Pierre S. du Pont First Prize on June 22, 2013.

Meet the 2013 Competitors
Benjamin Sheen,
Pierre S. du Pont First Prize
Originally from London, UK, Sheen currently serves as Assistant Organist at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New
York City, having recently completed his master’s degree at the Juilliard School.

Adam Pajan,
Firmin Swinnen Second Prize
A Monroeville, Pennsylvania native, Pajan is a DMA degree student in organ with a church music emphasis at the University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute where he studies with John Schwandt.

Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard,
Clarence Snyder Third Prize
France’s Marle-Ouvrard pursues an international concert career in Europe, Russia, Canada and the United States.

Thomas Gaynor, Finalist
Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Gaynor moved to Rochester, New York, to start his Master’s in Organ Performance and Literature at Eastman School of Music studying with David Higgs.

Jinhee Kim, Finalist
Residing in Seoul, South Korea,
Kim is pursuing her Master’s in Organ Performance at Indiana University with Dr. Christopher Young.

Competition Judges
Paul Jacobs, Head Judge
Grammy Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs is chair of the organ department at The Juilliard School in New York City.

Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin
Titular organist of the Grand Orgue of Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle and co-titular of the Grand Orgue of Saint Sulpice, both in Paris. Sophie-Véronique is professor of organ at the Royal College of Music in London.

Oliver Condy
British-born Oliver Condy has been the editor of BBC Music Magazine, the world’s best-selling classical music magazine, since 2004.

Peter Richard Conte
Peter Richard Conte is grand court organist of the world-famous Wanamaker Organ at the Macy’s department store in Philadelphia and Principal Organist of The Longwood Organ.

Thomas Murray
Thomas Murray is university organist and professor of music at Yale University, where he has served on the faculty for 29 years.

About the Longwood Organ
The Longwood Organ is among the world’s largest concert organs, with 146 ranks and 10,010 pipes. After a seven-year restoration completed in 2011, the organ has been restored to its original 1930 condition and incorporates today’s most
innovative technology.



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