Concert #6

David Reccia Chynoweth - organist / composer

David received his first piano lessons at the age of six and continued to receive musical tuition throughout his childhood in Canberra and in Singapore. David chose to moved directly to Europe to complete his music studies (Organ, Harpsichord) in Italy and later at the University of Music (Vienna, Austria) where he was awarded his Master of Music in Organ Performance.

 

He considers his musical formation due to many inspiring teachers including Louis Robilliard, Michel Bouvard, Pier Damiano Peretti, Daniel Roth, Luca Salvadori, Carmen Leoni, Jean Claude Zehnder and Wolfgang Zerer. David is also a performer at historic keyboard instruments and holder of a graduate degree in Forte-Piano and Harpsichord performance.

David is a regular participant in prestigious international organ and music festivals (eg. Volleswerk, Musica Imperialis (Vienna), Roma Festival Barocco (Rome),  Grand Hill Organ Concerts (AUS), BAMF (AUS), Quincena Musical, San Sebastián (ES) Settembre Organistico Fabrianese (IT), Maggio Musicale (IT) and often invited to give inauguration concerts of new and restored historic instruments. In May 2019 he performed the dedication recital of the new Peragallo organ at St. Leonard's, Boston (USA) and in 2023 has in calendar, amongst other events, the inaugural recital of the 1883 Maskell and Wordsworth Organ (restored 2018) of St. Luke's Enmore, Australia.

David performs in Austria, United States of America, Spain, Germany, and in Italy, (where he currently resides) at noteworthy venues such as, St. Alban's Abbey (UK), St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna, St. Michel Hamburg, Santa Maria do Coro San Sebastian, St. Paul's Cathedral, Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, St.Patrick's Cathedral, NYC, St. James' Cathedral, Toronto (Canada).

 

David Reccia Chynoweth nurtures profound respect for the organ music of all periods and his broad repertoire encompasses works from the Renaissance unto the present day, including compositions and numerous transcriptions of his own. 

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