Jeremy Filsell is acknowledged as one of only a few virtuoso performers on both piano and organ. He has appeared as a solo pianist in Russia, Scandinavia, the USA, throughout the UK. His concerto repertoire encompasses Mozart and Beethoven through to Shostakovich, John Ireland, and Rachmaninov (2nd and 3rd concertos). He has recorded the solo piano music of Herbert Howells, Bernard Stevens, Eugene Goossens, and Johann Eschmann for Guild. Currently due for release are discs of Rachmaninov’s piano music for Signum and two of French Mélodies accompanying Michael Bundy (baritone) for Naxos.
Jeremy Filsell has recorded for BBC Radio 3, USA, and Scandinavian radio networks in solo and concerto roles and his discography comprises more than 25 solo recordings. Gramophone magazine commented on the series of 12 CDs comprising the premiere recordings of Marcel Dupré’s complete organ works for Guild in 2000 that it was “one of the greatest achievements in organ recording.” In 2005, Signum released a 3-disc set of the six organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, recorded on the 1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ in St. Ouen Rouen. This was BBC Radio 3’s Disc of the Week in September of that year. He has taught at universities, summer schools, and conventions in both the UK and USA and has served twice on international organ competition juries. Recent solo recital engagements have taken him across the USA and UK and to Germany, France, Finland, and Norway.
Jeremy Filsell studied as an organ scholar at Oxford University (Keble College) before completing graduate studies in piano performance at the Royal College of Music in London. He was awarded his Ph.D. at Birmingham Conservatoire/BCU for research into aesthetic and interpretative issues in the music of Marcel Dupré. Before leaving the UK in 2008, he held lectureships at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was a lay clerk in the Queen’s choir at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. He serves as artist-in-residence at Washington National Cathedral, director of music at the Church of the Epiphany in downtown Washington, D.C., and is on the teaching faculty at the Catholic University of America. For further information, please visit www.jeremyfilsell.com.