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Thomas Trotter

  • Organist


Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians.  The excellence of his musicianship is reflected internationally in his musical partnerships.  He performs as soloist with conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Charles Mackerras and many others.  He has performed recitals in Berlin’s “Philharmonie”, the “Gewandhaus” in Leipzig, both the “Musikverein” and the “Konzerthaus” in Vienna and London’s Royal Festival Hall.  He has given the opening recital on new or restored organs in places such as Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio, Princeton University Chapel in New Jersey, the “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam, St. David’s Hall in Cardiff, and the Royal Albert Hall in London.  He is regularly asked to perform on major historic instruments such as those at St. Ouen in Rouen, St. Bavo’s in Haarlem (Netherlands), Weingarten Abbey in Germany and Woolsey Hall at Yale University and he appears at the festivals of Salzburg, Berlin, Vienna, Edinburgh and London’s BBC Proms.  He performs with leading orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, and in the United States he has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.  In May 2001 he was the recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist, the first organist to win this award.  Past winners include Andras Schiff, Itzak Perlman and Julian Bream.