Preview: VCH Organ Series – Thomas Trotter – Arrival, 1819 by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra
As part of their VCH Organ Series, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra presents esteemed British virtuoso organist, Thomas Trotter, in an evening recital of organ greats. Playing tunes from Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, to Ginastera to Liszt, get set for an evening of celebrating familiar and famous British tunes, including the glittering magnificence of Holst’s Jupiter and the regal grandeur of Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory.
As one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians, Trotter is renowned for his excellence in musicianship across his international musical partnerships. He performs as soloist with, amongst many others, the conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly and Sir Charles Mackerras. Other accolades include having performed in Berlin’s Philharmonie, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna and London’s Royal Festival Hall. Trotter has also played inaugural concerts in places such as Princeton University Chapel USA, Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand, the Royal Albert Hall London, and Moscow’s International Performing Arts Centre. Trotter won the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist in 2002, and in 2012 was named International Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 2016 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal College of Organists for his achievements in organ playing.
VCH Organ Series: Thomas Trotter: Arrival, 1819 plays at the Victoria Concert Hall on 15th February 2019. Tickets available from SISTIC