Darius Battiwalla - Organ Recital (Music Festival 2014)
Saturday, 27th September at 1.00 pm
[This event forms part of our Music Festival for 2014]
2010 saw the restoration of the magnificent Father Willis organ in Wentworth Church. This concert continues the celebration of the completion of this wonderful instrument. Darius performed magnificently for us in 2013 and we are delighted that he is willing to return in 2014.
Darius Battiwalla began his musical training in London. He moved North when he was appointed Organ Scholar to Leeds University in 1984, where he studied organ with Graham Barber and piano with Martin Roscoe. After graduating with first-class honours, he studied at the Royal Northern College of Music where he gained performance diplomas in organ and piano accompaniment.
During his time at the RNCM, Darius was awarded the prize for best lieder accompanist by Brigitte Fassbender, and was the only student to be awarded concerto appearances on both organ and piano. He has since been working as a freelance pianist and organist and is musical director of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus. He has played with the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra of Opera North and the Northern Sinfonia. He plays in chamber groups with members of the BBC Philharmonic, Opera North and the Goldberg Ensemble, with whom he has appeared in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Tickets cost £7 (or £6 for concessions) and are available from Wentworth Village shop, or by contacting Richard Taylor on 01709 527713.
Any unsold tickets will be available on the door (subject to availability)