Nicholas Capozzoli
Nicholas Capozzoli

Prizewinners Perform #1545

…talented and aspiring young soloists show their promise as winners of various national and regional competitions sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.

Hour 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541. ELSA BARRAINE: Prelude & Fugue No. 1. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Rhapsody for Organ (2015)Nicholas Capozzoli (2003 Buzard/All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/18/15). Capozzoli took 1st Prize in the 2015 Taylor Organ Competition sponsored by the Atlanta AGO Chapter.

NIKOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in G. PAMELA DECKER: Faneuil HallJonathan Rudy (2012 Fisk/Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/23/14); (2008 Fisk/Auer Hall, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN) Pro Organo 7268. Rudy won 1st prize in the 2014 AGO National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance.

Hour 2

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Riépons pour le temps du PaquesAlcee Chriss III. CARSON COOMAN: Berceuse, Op. 846; Gloucester Estampie, Op. 862Paul Lim. PAUL HINDEMITH: Lebhatf (i), fr Organ Sonata No. 2. DECKER: Pentecost, fr Liturgical SuiteChinar Merianian (1929 Welte-Tripp/Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/25/14). These three “Rising Stars” were winners of 2013 AGO Quimby Regional Competitions.

PATRICK SCOTT: Improvisations on Submitted Themes (Prelude on King’s Weston; Fugue on St. Theodolph; Fantasy on Sully’s painting, The Passage of the DelawarePatrick Scott (1991 Gilbert & Taylor/St. Cecilia Parish, Boston, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/26/14). Dr. Scott won the 2014 AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation.

Click for an extended interview with Jonatahan Rudy, 1st prize winner of the 2014 AGO National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance.