Jeremy Filsell - Organ & Piano

JEREMY FILSELL is one of only a few virtuoso performers to have established an international reputation as both a pianist and organist. He has performed as a solo pianist in Russia, Scandinavia, the USA and throughout the UK. His Concerto repertoire encompasses Mozart and Beethoven through to Rachmaninov (2nd and 3rd Concertos), Shostakovich and John Ireland and, as a chamber musician, he has been pianist with the Burghersh Piano Trio and the European Contemporary Music Ensemble. He has appeared as a soloist at St John's Smith Square, the Wigmore and Conway Halls in London, has worked with the BBC Singers and orchestras under Stephen Cleobury, Pierre Boulez, Barry Wordsworth and Ronald Corp, and as a repetiteur for John Eliot Gardner, Vernon Handley and Sir Charles Groves.  

In recent years, Jeremy has recorded the solo piano music of Johann Eschmann, Herbert Howells, Eugène Goossens, Bernard Stevens and the two Sonatas of Julius Reubke. Classic CD magazine commented on his recording of Howells that in his pianism 'he does not attract for his virtuosity but for his ability to make the music unfold with irresistible logic and clarity: music-making of the highest calibre.'  Released recently is a disc of Rachmaninov's piano music (for Signum) and two discs of French Mélodies (Vierne and Widor) with Michael Bundy (Baritone) for Naxos.

Jeremy has recorded for BBC Radio 3, USA and Scandinavian radio networks in solo and concerto roles as both a pianist and organist and has a discography comprising over 25 solo recordings. Gramophone magazine commented on the series of 12 CDs comprising the premiere recordings of Marcel Dupré's complete organ works in 2000 that it was 'one of the greatest achievements in organ recording... Filsell's astonishing interpretative and technical skills make for compulsive listening... truly distinguished, compelling and unquestionably authoritative performances; Filsell has phenomenal technique.' In 2005, Signum released a 3-disc set recorded on the famous 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ in St. Ouen Rouen of the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne. These were BBC Radio 3's Disc of the Week in September of that year.  

Jeremy Filsell has given recent recitals in the UK and USA, in Germany (Munich, Landsberg), France (St Sulpice and Notre-Dame in Paris and Rouen Cathedral), Finland (Lahti Festival) and Norway (Oslo Festival) and has taught at summer schools in England, Ireland and at Yale and Utah State Universities in the USA. He is represented in the UK and Europe by Chameleon Arts Management and in the USA by Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists. He has twice been a juror at the Concours International pour l'orgue au Saint-Maurice in Switzerland and was a featured artist at the AGO National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul USA in 2008.

Jeremy was a Limpus prize winner and Silver Medallist of the Worshipful Company of Musicians for FRCO as a teenager and was organ scholar at Keble College, Oxford whilst continuing organ studies with Nicolas Kynaston and Daniel Roth in Paris. As a post-graduate, he studied Piano at the Royal College of Music under David Parkhouse and Hilary McNamara and completed a PhD in 2007 at Birmingham Conservatoire/BCU researching aesthetic and interpretative issues in the music of Marcel Dupré. Over the course of his career, he has held posts at Cranleigh School, Ely Cathedral, St Luke's Chelsea, St Peter's Eaton Square, the London Oratory School, Royal Holloway College University of London and at Eton College and has held lay clerkships at Guildford Cathedral and St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Before moving to the USA in 2008, he taught organ and academic studies for ten years at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is Artist-in-Residence at the National Cathedral in Washington DC.

Jeremy Filsell - Organ & Piano

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  • “Technically he is outstanding, but what impresses me most is his uncanny musical insight and the sheer persuasive power of his performances.”
  • “Jeremy Filsell's performance was of world class standard.”
    Choir & Organ
  • “Technically, he's on top of the game ... absolutely brilliant technique, demanding (and getting) enormous respect and appreciation for the supreme magnitude of the achievement [complete Dupré].”
    The American Organist
  • “Sublime virtuosity that hides virtuosity. An immaculate recital by an immaculate organist.”
    Classic CD
  • Vierne - Organ Symphonies
    Vierne - Organ Symphonies
    Louis Vierne Complete Organ Symphonies - 3 CD Set [SIGCD063]
  • Pott - Christus
    Pott - Christus
    Christus: Passion Symphony for Solo Organ, by Francis Pott [SIGCD062]
  • Cochereau - L'improvisateur Extraordinaire
    Cochereau - L'improvisateur Extraordinaire
    A re-creation of the improvisational genius of Pierre Cochereau on the superb Walker organ of the modern Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral [CDDCA1104]
  • Eschmann - Frühlingsblüthen
    Eschmann - Frühlingsblüthen
    Piano music by Johann Carl Eschmann [GMCD 7273]