Thomas Heywood (organist)

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Thomas Heywood (born 1974) is an Australian concert organist. He is the first Australian musician in history to live as a professional concert organist.

Biography[edit]

Heywood was born in Melbourne, Australia. He began playing the pipe organ at a very young age, and gave his first public performance at age five. He then performed in the Sydney Opera House at age 17.

Heywood tours widely, and has played a large range of organs in concert halls, [1] town halls,[2] cathedrals,[3] festivals[4] and churches around the world.

He has a repertoire of over 5,000 works, and has recorded more than twenty albums of organ music receiving both popular and critical acclaim. Heywood has also transcribed many famous classical and romantic pieces for solo organ, and his arrangements are widely performed by other organists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Some highlights from the past 60 years". Box Hill Chorale
  2. ^ "Dall’Italia All’Australia premieres". i Viagiatori.
  3. ^ a b "Review: Thomas Heywood". By Liam Murphy. The Muster Express
  4. ^ "From theatrical to classical". The Courier.

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