“Trinkwon’s sartorial flamboyance... is almost determinedly at odds with his demeanour when playing;
he is focused, facially undemonstrative, and utterly commanding."
MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL
The illustrious 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 and is respected for his dedication to the organ as a concert instrument. His instinctive affinity with the organ is grounded in scholarship and an encyclopaedic knowledge of his art and he commands one of the most extensive repertoires of any artist before the public.
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.”
As the Organist of the University of Sussex, D'Arcy gives monthly recitals on the iconic 1966 Grant, Degens & Rippin organ in the Meeting House.
Full programme details can be found on the CONCERTS page.
Previous series have included:
Fantasia! Spring 2018
Pedal Power: See What Feet Can Do... Autumn 2017
Toccatas! Toccatas! Spring 2017
Travel the World in Seven Concerts Academic year 2018-2019
Arundel Cathedral 2018 # 2019 # 2020
D'Arcy performed series in Arundel Cathedral during the summers of 2018 and 2019.
He was to have returned in 2020 with a celebration of the French virtuoso tradition inspired by Vierne's 150th anniversary as a starting point and also presents the 4 major works of his pupil Duruflé . The programmes also feature some of the organ works of Rolande Falcinelli (1920-2020) marking the centenary of that great virtuoso musician.
VIVE LA FRANCE! A celebration of French music...
WITH GREAT REGRET THIS SERIES HAS BEEN POSPTONED DUE TO CORONA-VIRUS
Vive la France!
A celebration of French Music
For full details see MEDIA page
“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."