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 is one of the few organists who has followed their career solely at the organ.
"His splendid, but nevertheless subtle virtuosity combined with considerable artistic integrity
to demonstrate that he is one of the really great artists of his genre.”
“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
A musician of scholarship, he combines an intuitive sensitivity for the organ with an encyclopaedic knowledge of his craft, and he commands one of the most extensive repertoires of any artist before the public - a part of which is reflected in the unparalleled scope of his YouTube channel.
Respected for his dedication to the organ as a concert instrument as much as his independence of spirit, 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 with a sense of occasion befitting the 'King of Instruments'.
"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."
A living retrospective archive... An innovative project of unparalleled scope
The Covid pandemic brought most musicians' professional activities to a complete stop. But it allowed time to listen and revisit a personal archive of some of more than 1000 public D'Arcy had given to date: in the absence of concerts, and seeking a different creative activity to promote and communicate live music became the genesis of an exciting project to share performances on YouTube.
In addition to a vast, unique diversity of repertoire - including both pillarstones and less familiar masterpieces of the organ's literature - D’Arcy also writes of his personal relationship to each piece in the informative descriptions written to elucidate the music to listeners.
Some great organs of Europe are featured including the cathedrals of Westminster, St Paul’s, Canterbury, Notre-Dame, Passau, Berlin, Auxerre, Sens, Troyes; Westminster Abbey; King's College Cambridge; Notre-Dame, Saint-Sulpice, La Madeleine (Paris) and many more.
YouTube channel Virtuoso Organ Music https://www.youtube.com/@pupuratibiis/videos
Some streamed concerts uploaded by others showing on YouTube include
PIACENZA INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL
"A Sublime concert.
"The music always reigns" were the words of a master as great as he is in love with music, and yet so straight-forward as to be able to take the audience by the hand and lead them to a concert worthy of the biggest stages.
D'Arcy Trinkwon's concert on the Lingiardi organ of San Savino can be described with one word: SUBLIME!
One of the masters among the world organists, he puts his culture and mastery at the service of the public and transports it gently and without pressure, but with intensity and charisma, towards the knowledge of an instrument as great as it is complicated in its grandeur and variety of sounds."
"A refined concert at the International Organ Week in San Savino.
It is not new for the International Organ Week to host authentic big names in the world organ.
Over the years it has welcomed the "crème" of organists: the Ciampi Group invited D'Arcy Trinkwon, an English virtuoso of outstanding class, to launch the 52nd festival the other evening in the Basilica of San Savino. A warm person and British aplomb and refinement, the organist presented an intense programme of virtuosity and poetry.
D'Arcy was very elegant with his rather baroque look, a green damask silk shirt, black trousers and patent leather shoes. When his hands plunged onto the Lingiardi instrument, all the refinement and mastery of touch was evident, a caress that enhanced the most insidious and angular pieces and flatters the character of the instrument... The audience was enraptured by Franz Liszt's Fantasia & Fuga on the name of BACH in the arrangement of Jean Guillou."
Further 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."
“To be able to grasp the substance of the music itself is to be willing to begin a never-ending search.”