Organ Recital - Richard Pinel

This Organ Recital will be given by Richard Pinel of Cambridge University. Richard Pinel is a Fellow and the Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge, Director of the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy. Prior to this he was, for seven years, Assistant Director of Music at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. 

Beginning his musical life as a chorister at All Saints’ Church, Northampton, Richard was awarded the prestigious organ scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford in 2002. During his time there, the Grammy-nominated college choir undertook several recording projects on the Harmonia Mundi USA label, on which Richard’s playing was hailed as ‘a force of nature’.  More recently, Richard has enjoyed competition success on an international level, culminating in winning the First Prize and both special prizes at the Breda International Organ Competition in The Netherlands. 

Richard has led masterclasses for the Royal College of Organists and tutored on courses for Oundle for Organists. His CD,  L’Orgue Symphonique, is released on Resonus Classics and has been praised for its ‘electrifying impact’ and ‘truly tremendous verve’. Recital engagements have taken him across the UK, to Europe and the USA and most recently to Kings College, Cambridge and St John’s, Smith Square. Broadcasts have included BBC Radio 3 and 4, Classic FM and Radio France Culture.

Programme

Fantasia and Fugue in Gm BWV 542 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele BWV 654 - J.S. Bach

Prelude and Fugue on F - Robert Walker (b. 1946)

from Symphonie 3 Op. 28 - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Adagio

Final

Truro Cathedral has one of the finest organs in the country. Built by Father Willis specifically to fit the acoustic of the building, its range, depth and power are truly awe-inspiring. The weekly Friday lunchtime series runs from March to October and each recital lasts around 50 minutes. These are completely free to attend - donations to support the cathedral's music are appreciated.