The distinguished musician D’Arcy Trinkwon is one of the outstanding artists of his generation, whose fervour and passion embody that of the true Romantic virtuoso in the service of their art. He has devoted his career to revealing the beauties (and mysteries) of the organ and its music to as wide an audience as possible without musical compromise.
Respected for his dedication to the organ as a concert instrument, his instinctive affinity with the organ is grounded in scholarship and an encyclopedic knowledge of his art. His vast repertoire is one of the most extensive of any artist before the public and includes all the established masterpieces of all periods.
Alongside his concert career he is Organist of Worth Abbey (OSB) and Organist to the University of Sussex.
"The supremely gifted organ virtuoso D’Arcy Trinkwon...
His subtle yet magisterial command of the instrument
was spell-binding: he knows no technical difficulties
and his playing was in total accord.”
"So much infectious joy radiates from his performance that purists could suffer severe pangs of guilt…
Technical difficulties don’t exist.”
“Every organist has been locked in a church and unable to get out”
New interview for the University of Sussex
Highlights of 2018 included
Jeanne Demessieux - 50th Anniversary - Westminster Cathedral
The legendary Jeanne Demessieux died on 11 November 1968: to mark 50 years D'Arcy gave a recital at Westminster Cathedral on 11 November 2018. Demessieux made her UK debut at the cathedral on 26 February 1947 and performed numerous subsequent concerts and BBC broadcasts.
Battle of the Organs - Selby Abbey - with John Scott Whiteley
John Scott Whiteley and DT performed with resounding success - and great fun - before a full nave in Selby Abbey in a concert featuring both the Abbey's famous, recently restored Hill organ and a new Regent Classic organ.
César Franck & the Sainte-Clotilde Tradition
D’Arcy again performed the complete great works of Franck which he presented in Arundel in a series which included works by Franck's two famous successors as Organiste-titulaire of Sainte-Clotilde, Paris: Tournemire, and Langlais. The Sainte-Clotilde Tradition.
See the full programme & music performed: read more.
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“Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.
It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form.”
“To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.”
"A musician cannot move unless he too is moved."
C. P. E. BACH
"Every composer and musician writes and makes music in the very likeness of himself."