On Wednesday, 16th February 2022 we welcomed Ivan Leung, who was our first organist in the RCM’s Thirteenth Organ Series at Brentwood Cathedral.
We were all very privileged to listen to Ivan’s excellent command of the instrument as he performed the following pieces, to great appreciation from a very well-attended Cathedral:-
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548
Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Organ Sonata No.12 in Db Major, Op. 154
Ivan graduated from the organ performance programme of University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2019, studying organ with Michael Murray, and harpsichord with Alexander Weimann. He was granted the opportunity for an exchange semester in McGill University in the autumn of 2018.
In 2017, he participated in the Alkmaar Organ Festival (Netherlands), taking part in masterclasses with, among others, Pieter van Dijk, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin and David Titterington. In 2018 and 2019, he also joined the St. Ouen Masterclass held by Jean-Baptiste Monnot in Rouen (France).
Ivan is currently in the second year of his Master of Music programme at the Royal College of Music, London, studying organ with David Graham and Andy Dewar, and improvisation with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin.
He plays regularly as a church organist in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, and he is the organ scholar of Farm Street Church in London. He is also organist at both the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Saint Benedict Church in Hong Kong. Apart from this, he is the principal organist of Vox Antiqua, a Hong Kong church choir formed in 2017 dedicated to performing quality liturgical music.
Admission is free at these recitals, but there will be a retiring collection to help fund these performances. If you are able to use Gift Aid this will increase the value of your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you