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Lady White Organ Recital

Lady White Organ Recital

Featuring British Organist Paul Dean

An All-Bach Recital

2pm Sunday 14 August 2016

Toorak Uniting Church

603 Toorak Road, Toorak 3142

Tram No. 8 Stop No. 39 or Heyington Station (Glen Waverley train line)

Paul Dean pursued his musical studies in Birmingham at the Conservatoire where he gained his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree and first prize in all the piano accompaniment and organ recital competitions; and, at the Cathedral where he held the Organ Scholarship. In Manchesterhe held the Organ Scholarship at the Cathedral and furthered his studies in the organ, piano and harpsichord at the Royal Northern College of Music where he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Organ Performance.

Between 1995 and 1998 he studied with Miss Susan Landale at the Conservatoire of Rueil-Malmaison (France) where he gained 'Premier Prix d'Exellence à l'unanimité du Jury' and 'Prix de Perfectionnement' in Organ Performance.

He now pursues a free-lance career as a performer from his home in London. He is the Director of Music at St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London and the Deputy Director of Music at ‘The Hall’, Hampstead – one of the leading boys’ preparatory schools in London.

As a soloist he has had considerable success in several national and international competitions: First Prize ('Prix André Marchal') in the Third International Organ Competition in Biarritz, First Prize in the 1997 Royal College of Organists Performer of the Year Competition, Second Prize in the First International Organ Competition in Warsaw and was a finalist in the 16th International Organ Competition in Chartres.

As an accompanist he has made several CDs working with the English Cathedral Choir of Paris, Kevin Mayhew, and the University of London Church Choir most recently recording the choral works of Jean Langlais at Saint Sulpice, Paris. He has also worked on a more ad-hoc basis with members of the BBC Singers, the Academy of Ancient Music, North London Chorus and the Voce Chamber Choir.

Paul is in frequent demand as a soloist both in the UK and abroad. In 2009 he undertook his first solo concert tour of Australia to critical acclaim and he is delighted to be back making a return visit this year! Over the next few years, highlights will include recitals in France, Denmark and Sweden and a solo tour of South Africa.

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