Regrettably, this event needs to be postponed to later in the year.
More details later today.
David James Reccia Chynoweth
Inaugural recital following the completion of the final stage
of the restoration of the historic
Wordsworth and Maskell Organ of 1883
works by J S Bach, Koehne, S S Wesley, Elgar and Guilmant. Refreshments following the recital Admission $15/10 at the door.
Getting to St Luke’s
The church is situated at 11 Stanmore Road, Enmore (opposite the 7/11). As there is limited parking in the church grounds and the surrounding streets, public transport is the better option: by train to Newtown and 10 min walk or State Transit buses 423, 426, 428 which stop at Newtown Station from the city (alight at intersection Enmore and Stanmore Roads).
About David Chynoweth
Encouraged by his late grandfather, Anglican Bishop Neville Chynoweth, himself also a musician, David received his first piano lessons at the age of six and continued to receive musical tuition throughout his childhood. Following his HSC at Canberra Grammar School he moved directly to Europe to begin his music studies. In Italy, he studied Organ Performance, Early Music, Piano, Composition and Harpsichord at the Conservatorium of Music in Frosinone where, in 2012, he was awarded a Diploma in Organ with full marks and distinction. He was then accepted in the organ class of Pier Damiano Peretti, Michael Radulescu’s successor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna) where he continued his musical formation for many years. At the conclusion of studies in Vienna, he was awarded his Master of Music with a major in Organ performance.
To perfect his technique, David has taken part in numerous master classes at historic European (A. Cavaillé-Coll, A. Schnitger and Wöckherl) organs with distinguished organists such as Louis Robilliard, Michel Bouvard, Daniel Roth, Jean Claude Zehnder, Luc Ponet and Wolfgang Zerer.
Since 2011, David has performed extensively in Austria, the United States, Spain, Germany, England and in Italy, where he currently resides. He has been invited to hold eight inauguration concerts of new and restored old instruments (e.g. most recently in May 2019 the dedication recital of the new Peragallo pipe organ at St.Leonard’s Boston MA, USA) and to participate in important recital festivals such as Volles Werk; the Austrian National Organ Festival; Wiener Orgelkonzerte, Musica Imperialis (in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna), William Hill and Son Grand Organ Concerts (Barossa Regional Gallery, Australia), Quincena de San Sebastian (San Sebastian, Spain), St. Michaelis-Kirche (Hamburg, Germany), Maggio Musicale, Roma Festival Barocco (Italy) etc.
In 2017, David was one of few organists from all over the world, and the only Australian in recent years, to be chosen after a very selective process to participate in the celebrated St Albans International Organ Festival Competition (UK). Arguably the world’s most celebrated organ competition, a place in the biannual St.Albans Competition has been coveted by emerging concert artists since its founding in 1963.
In 2018, he gave his first extensive concert tour in Australia, performing twelve recitals in major capital cities at significant venues including St. Andrew’s Cathedral, St. James’s King St., Sydney, St. Paul’s Burwood, St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, Goulburn, St. Paul’s Ipswich, Brisbane, St. John’s Reid, Canberra, St. Michael’s on Collins St, Melbourne, St. Jude’s Bowral and at the 1877 Hill Organ of Adelaide Town Hall, recently restored and relocated in the Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda.
David nurtures profound respect for the organ music of all periods and his broad repertoire encompasses works from the Renaissance unto the present day, including compositions and numerous transcriptions of his own. In 2020 he will return to perform in Australia and already has in agenda numerous events in Europe, in Canada and in the United States of America (in particular in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York).