Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
William Harris (1883-1973)
Flourish for an Occasion
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65
Allegro moderato e serioso
Allegro assai vivace
Rachel Laurin (b. 1961)
Étude Héroïque, Op. 38
Colin MacKnight began the Doctorate of Musical Arts as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School in the fall of 2016. He also received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Juilliard. He studies with Paul Jacobs, Grammy award winner and chair of the organ department.
Colin serves as Assistant Organist at New York City’s Church of the Resurrection under music director David Enlow. Among other duties, he shares responsibilities for accompanying and conducting the professional choir which performs over 50 choral mass settings each year.
A frequent competition prize-winner, Colin’s first prizes and scholarships include the 2016 Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition, M. Louise Miller Scholarship from the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the AGO, the 2013 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition, and the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ Scholarship. He also won the New York City Chapter AGO Competition and advanced to the Northeast Regional Competition and won first place. As winner of the regional competition, he gave a “Rising Star” recital at the AGO National Convention in Houston in June 2016.
Most recently, Colin received the Clarence Snyder Third Prize in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition. He also received second place in the 2014 John R. Rodland Memorial Scholarship Competition and was a finalist in the 2016 First Presbyterian National Organ Competition in Fort Wayne and the 2015 Taylor Organ Competition in Atlanta. Colin received the Associate certification from the AGO at the age of 20.
This season, Colin will give recitals at National City Christian Church in Washington, DC; Church of the Resurrection and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC; Central Congregational Church in Providence, RI; Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville, IL; St. Stephen’s Church in Millburn, NJ; Syracuse University; and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, NJ.