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Darius Battiwalla

Darius Battiwalla

Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music 2018/19

Darius Battiwalla - organ (Leeds City Organist)

Elgar/Sinclair - Pomp and Circumstance March No 4
Whitlock - Five Short Pieces: Allegretto – Folk Tune – Andante tranquillo – Scherzo – Paean
Bach - Seasonal chorale prelude
Thea Musgrave - Seasonal chorale prelude
Bach/Widor - Finale (St Matthew Passion)
Messiaen - Transports de Joie (L’Ascension)

Darius Battiwalla has given organ recitals at cathedrals and concert halls throughout the country and abroad including Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Bath Abbey, and for the Royal College of Organists and the Incorporated Association of Organists. He has appeared as a soloist with The Hallé - most recently in Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with Sir Mark Elder - and London Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a regular orchestral organist and pianist for the BBC Philharmonic and The Hallé orchestras.

As a pianist, he gives regular chamber concerts with members of the Manchester orchestras, and on the harpsichord he has played continuo with many UK orchestras, and performed and broadcast harpsichord concertos: this autumn he was soloist in Frank Martin’s Harpsichord Concerto for the Northern Ballet Theatre. Darius is a regular improviser for silent films on both organ and piano, and teaches organ, continuo and improvisation at the RNCM in Manchester.

In September 2017, newly appointed City Organist Darius became curator of the Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music series, programming this very successful recital series and giving regular solo concerts.

View the Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music 2018/19 brochure.


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