Lunchtime Recital: Darius Battiwalla (Organ)

Programme

Widor: Allegro Vivace from Symphonie V
Vivaldi/Bach: Concerto in D minor
Flor Peeters: Scherzo from Suite Modale
Reger: Fantasie u. Fuge on BACH

Darius Battiwalla

Darius has given organ recitals at cathedrals and concert halls including Leeds Town Hall, Westminster Abbey, York Minster and Bath Abbey. He has performed Messiaen's L'Ascension at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, the Reubke sonatas for piano and organ at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and broadcast on radio 3. He has given the recital at Royal College of Organists' presentation ceremony, and has given recitals and lectures for the Incorporated Association of Organists' annual congress. He has appeared as soloist with the Halle - most recently in Janacek’s Glagolitic Masswith Sir Mark Elder - and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and is a regular orchestral organist and pianist for the BBC Philharmonic and Halle orchestras. 

Most recently he is organist on the recording of Stainer's Crucifixion with Huddersfield Choral Society just released on Signum Records.  As a pianist, he gives regular chamber concerts with members of the Manchester orchestras, and Goldberg ensemble, including BBC broadcasts.  On the harpsichord, he has played continuo with many UK orchestras, and performed and broadcast harpsichord concertos.