Listen to Thomas Trotter performing Toccata Festiva Op.36, by Samuel Barber with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra recorded on American Classics label available on iTunes by clicking the mp3 play button below:

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Performing the final concert of FASO’s 2014-2015 10th Anniversary Season is the internationally famed concert organist Thomas Trotter on Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Thomas Trotter

Thomas Trotter is one of Britain’s most widely admired musicians.  The excellence of his musicianship is reflected internationally in his musical partnerships.  He performs as soloist with, amongst many others, the conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly and Sir Charles Mackerras.  He has performed in Berlin’s “Philharmonie” , the “Gewandhaus” in Leipzig, the “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam, the  “Musikverein” and the “Konzerthaus” in Vienna and London’s Royal Festival Hall. 

Thomas Trotter has played inaugural concerts in places such as Princeton University Chapel USA, Auckland Town Hall in New Zealand, the Royal Albert Hall London, and Moscow’s International Performing Arts Centre.  In May 2002 he was the recipient of the royal Philharmonic Society award for Best Instrumentalist, the first organist ever to win this award, and in 2012 he was presented the International Performer of the Year Award by the New York City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Thomas Trotter tours on four continents and plays at many international festivals such as Bath, Salzburg, Edinburgh and the BBC Proms.  Recent engagements include performances with the Moscow Virtuosi and the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), and solo concerts in the US, Russia, Finland, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.  In March 2014 he gave one of the inaugural concerts celebrating the long-awaited restoration of the organ at the Royal Festival Hall, London.