Wayne Marshall (classical musician)

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This article is about the classical musician. For the dancehall musician, see Wayne Marshall (deejay).
Wayne Marshall conducting Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Špilberk Festival in Brno, 2006

Wayne Marshall (born 13 January 1961, Oldham, Lancashire) is an English pianist, organist and conductor.[1]

Marshall was educated at Chetham's School, Manchester and the Royal College of Music. He is a renowned interpreter of the works of George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and other twentieth-century American composers. He has recorded Gershwin's complete works for piano and orchestra with the Aalborg Symfoniorkester, acting as conductor and piano soloist.

He has appeared as a pianist with Kim Criswell, Tasmin Little, Natalie Clein, Ole Edvard Antonsen and Willard White. He has also performed with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Philharmonia Orchestra.

As organist he has appeared in many of the world's top venues. Recent seasons have included recitals at Notre Dame, Paris; the Royal Festival Hall; Symphony Hall, Birmingham and Westminster Abbey. He is also organist in residence at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. He has also recorded Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony.

In October 2004 he premiered James MacMillan's organ concerto A Scotch Bestiary with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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