David M. Patrick - Info & Contact Details

David M. Patrick (organ)

David Patrick

Every time I hear a recording of David M. Patrick playing French repertoire I emerge from the experience with my head spinning ... stunning virtuosity ... registrations which produce brilliance of tone.


David M. Patrick who was born in Devonshire, England, in 1947, is one of the most brilliant British organists of this time. He pursued his musical education at the Royal College of Music with distinction winning the Stuart Prize for organ in 1967 and going on to gain the coveted Walford Davies Prize the following year. This award brought him prestigious recitals at both Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral as well as the honour of being presented to HRH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

David M. Patrick now lives and works in Norway, travelling widely as a recitalist.

His early decision to specialize in the romantic and modern French repertoire followed logically from his impulse to accept the highest technical and artistic challenges which the organ presents. Perceiving the unjustified neglect of its composers in the period between Franck and Messiaen, he has successfully pioneered the works of Widor, Vierne and Duruflé in his critically acclaimed commercial recordings and BBC (English National Radio) recitals. Of particular note were his Buckfast Abbey recordings of the Suite Op. 5 of Maurice Duruflé in 1976 and, in 1978, the Symphonie No. 6 by Louis Vierne.

At the same time, David M. Patrick continues to give public concerts. He has performed at many major venues in Great Britain, in the United States of America, Canada, ten concerts in eight of the eleven Norwegian Domkirkes and, in 2003, makes a return visit to Reykjavik to play two concerts on the world famous Klais organ in the Hallgrimskirkja. In August 2000, he returned to Coventry Cathedral to record a disc of works by Charles-Marie Widor for A.S.V. Trips to Katarina Church in Stockholm, with its new Van den Heuvel organ, were made in July 2001 and in July 2002 to record major French Romantic works for a new British label, Zerga. The first, "Suite Gothique" is now available. Future plans include further recordings.

Principal recital venues, many of which have engaged David for return visits:

In Great Britain: Rochester Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Truro Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey, Westminster Abbey, Bath Abbey, Christ Church Priory, St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Bristol Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral, Southwell Minster, Portsmouth Cathedral and St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. In Norway: Bodø Domkirke, Stavanger Domkirke, Fredrikstad Domkirke, Tønsberg Domkirke, Oslo Domkirke, Kristiansand Domkirke, Molde Domkirke, Tromsø Domkirke. In Iceland: Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik. In the USA: Washington DC, Baltimore, New York, New Jersey. In Canada: Toronto, Kitchener.

Contact Details
Postboks 384
8201 Fauske
Telephone 00 47 756 01080
Fax: 00 47 756 01099
E-mail david.m.patrick@fauskekirken.no


Contact as above

External links

http://www.impulse-music.co.uk/patrick.htm (David.M Patrick web site)

http://www.zerga.co.uk (The Zerga Record Company Ltd)


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Suite Gothique