Hope College will feature concert organist Clive Driskill-Smith on Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Clive Driskill-Smith has been hailed as a “star of a new generation” (Evening Standard). Critics have praised his “blazing technique” and “unbelievable virtuosity” (American Guild of Organists), and described his performances as “intensely moving” and “truly breathtaking” (Organo Pleno Melbourne).
Winner of the Royal College of Organists' Performer of the Year Competition in 2000 and the Calgary International Organ Competition in 2002, Driskill-Smith has performed in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Finland, South Africa, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Canada, the United States, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
A pupil of David Sanger and Hans Fagius, he was awarded a Travelling Scholarship by the Royal College of Organists in 1999 and the W. T. Best Scholarship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2002. Both of awards have funded further study on the Continent with Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Andrea Marcon, Luigi Tagliavini and Dr Harald Vogel.
Driskill-Smith’s repertoire spans six centuries and includes the complete works of Maurice Duruflé and Olivier Messiaen. His performances have been broadcast in Australia, Finland, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has recorded two solo CDs: “The Organs of Eton College,” released on the Priory label in 2004, and “Fiat Lux,” released on the Herald label in 2006.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.