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Canadian concert organist Aaron Tan is the first organist to have won all three major North American organ competitions, winning First Prizes at the American Guild of Organists 2018 National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance, the RCCO’s National Organ Playing Competition, and the 2021 Canadian International Organ Competition. In partnership with the Canadian International Organ Competition, Aaron will be making his Vancouver debut at St. Andrew’s-Wesley on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Come hear this spectacular young organist play at one of the largest organs in our city!
More info about Aaron Tan here and see below.
Concert programme: “Voices from the Past and Present”
Fernando Germani – Toccata, op. 12
Judith Weir – Wild Mossy Mountains
Georg Böhm – Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele
Sigfrid Karg-Elert – Ave Maria, from Cathedral Windows, Op. 106
Dieterich Buxtehude – Praeludium in E, BuxWV142
Jeanne Demessieux – Lumière, from 7 Méditations sur le Saint Esprit, Op. 6
Henri Duparc (trans. Tan) – Aux étoiles
Louis Vierne – Final, from Symphonie No. 5
Aaron Tan is a Canadian organist, engineer, and pianist. He has won numerous noteworthy contests and scholarships on both instruments including First Prize at the 2021 Canadian International Organ Competition as well as First Prize and Audience Prize at the prestigious AGO National Young Artists (NYACOP) competition in 2018. Other competition prizes and awards include the Toronto RCCO Young Organists Competition, the Osborne Organ Competition of the Summer Institute of Church Music (Ontario), the RCCO’s National Organ Playing Competition, the Charlotte Hoyt Bagnall Scholarship for Church Musicians, the Lilian Forsyth Scholarship, the West Chester University Organ Competition, the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition, the Sursa American Organ Competition, and the XVI Poland International Piano Festival Competition. His primary musical tutelage has been with John Tuttle, David Palmer and Joel Hastings.
Mr. Tan studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York and has served as Organ Scholar at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan, Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit, Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Organ Scholar at the Church of the Resurrection, New York City. He is currently Director of Music at St. Alban’s Catholic Church in Rochester, New York.
Aaron also holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Michigan and worked there as a postdoctoral researcher after earning his degree, studying polymer thin films.
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