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Thomas Gaynor, organ

Thomas Gaynor, organ
Admission €15.00; concessions €12.00

Thomas Gaynor studies with Prof. David Higgs in both the DMA and Artist’s Certificate programs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, USA. Born in New Zealand, he began his organ studies at Wellington's Cathedral of St Paul, working with Michael Fulcher first as an organ scholar and later as honorary sub-organist. His undergraduate studies were completed at the New Zealand School of Music under Douglas Mews. Thomas is the first-place winner of a number of international competitions, including St Albans in 2017, Erfurt/Weimar Bach-Liszt in 2015, and Sydney in 2015. He can be heard in recital regularly across the USA, Europe and Australasia. Currently, he is associate director of music at Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford, New York. Thomas has participated in masterclasses with many of today’s most influential artists, including Michel Bouvard, Cameron Carpenter, James David Christie, Ken Cowan, Olivier Latry, Jean-Baptiste Robin, Jaques Van Oortmerssen, Stephen Tharp and Harald Vogel.


Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Symphony V in F minor

Allegro vivace

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Chaconne in F minor, T.206

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Danse macabre

Jean-Baptiste Robin (b.1976)

Regard vers l’aïr

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Fantasia in F minor, K.608