Silent Movie: The Phantom of the Opera, accompanied by Thomas Ospital on the Cathedral Organ*


Time: July 08, 2019 8:30pm
Location: St Andrew’s Cathedral
Event Type: Festival Highlight
Director: Thomas Ospital
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Thomas Ospital will accompany the movie classic The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and is eager to perpetuate the art of improvisation in all of its forms, including the accompaniment of silent films. Ospital’s performances have taken him throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. He has also performed in Russia and in North America, where in 2012 he served for six months as Young Artist in Residence at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans, USA.

Maestro Ospital is Titulaire of the grand organ at Saint-Eustache Church in Paris, Organist in Residence at Maison de la Radio (Radio France Concert Hall) and was recently appointed Harmony Tutor at the Paris Conservatoire. He was awarded First Prize at the 2009 International Competition of Organ in Saragossa, Spain, the Duruflé-Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2012 International Chartres Competition, and Second Prize at the 2013 International Xavier Darasse Competition in Toulouse. In May 2014 he took the Grand Prize Jean Louis Florentz and the Audience Prize at the International Organ Competition of Angers.  In November 2014 he was awarded Second Prize, Audience Prize and the Florentz Prize at the International Chartres Competition.

*Free for conference registrants