Cameron Carpenter is an American organist known for his virtuosity, showmanship, technique and arrangements for the organ.
Carpenter has bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School in New York, having studied with Gerre Hancock, John Weaver, and Paul Jacobs. A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Cameron’s approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music in general. The "extravagantly talented" (The New York Times) Carpenter has generated a level of acclaim, exposure, and controversy unprecedented for an organist. Renowned for his virtuosity, showmanship, technique and arrangements for the organ – as well as his own digital International Touring Organ – Carpenter occupies a unique place in today’s classical music landscape. “No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos,” says The San Francisco Chronicle.
The realization of a dream more than a decade in the making, the International Touring Organ (Marshall & Ogletree, the Needham, Massachusetts organ builders) allows Cameron Carpenter to bring ever more compelling performances to any venue in the world.
This formidable and boundary-breaking artist is sure to put on quite a show !