Darius Battiwalla - Organ Recital [Music Fesitval 2017]
Saturday 30th September at 1.00pm
[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2017]
2010 saw the restoration of the magnificent Father Willis organ in Wentworth Church. This concert by one of the finest organists in the region continues the celebration of the completion of this wonderful instrument.
Darius Battiwalla began his musical training in London. He moved North when he was appointed Organ Scholar to Leeds University in 1984, where he studied organ with Graham Barber and piano with Martin Roscoe. After graduating with first-class honours, he studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where he gained performance diplomas in organ and piano accompaniment.
During his time at the RNCM, Darius was awarded the prize for best Lieder accompanist by Brigitte Fassbender, and was the only student to be awarded concerto appearances on both organ and piano. He has since been working as a freelance pianist and organist and is musical director of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. He has played with the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Opera North and the Northern Sinfonia. He plays in chamber groups with members of the BBC Philharmonic, Opera North and the Goldberg Ensemble, with whom he has appeared in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Tickets cost £8 (or £7 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713. Alternativly, please complete and return the booking for below.
Series tickets that cover all events/concerts in this year's music festival cost £32, (£27 for concessions)
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