Gillian Constance WEIR

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1941-01-17
Education Wanganui Girls Coll, Royal Coll of Music
Books & Publications Publications Grove's International Dictionary of Music and Musicians (contrib), The Messiaen Companion (contrib); frequent contrib to professional jls
Recreations theatre
Clubs N/A
Style Dame Gillian Weir, DBE
Career int concert organist 1965-; concerto appearances incl: all leading Br orchs, Boston Symphony Orch, Seattle Symphony Orch, Aust ABC Orchs, Euro orchs; regular performer at int festivals incl: Edinburgh, Bath, Flanders, Proms, Europhalia, Aldeburgh; performed in major int concert halls and cathedrals incl: Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Sydney Opera House, Disney Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Salzburg Mozarteum, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center; frequent nat and int radio and TV appearances (incl own 6 part series The King of Instruments (BBC), 60 Minutes documentary on life/career and ITV's South Bank Show), adjudicator int competitions, artist in residence at major univs, lectures and master classes held internationally; Prince Consort prof Royal Coll of Music 1999-, distinguished visiting lectr Peabody Inst of Music Baltimore 2005-; recordings for: Priory, Virgin Classics, Argo, Chandos, Koss Classics, Decca, Collins Classics (Complete Works of Olivier Messiaen released 1994 (rereleased on Priory 2002), Complete Works of César Franck released 1997), Priory, Linn; prizes incl: St Albans Int Organ Competition 1964, Countess Munster Award 1965, Int Performer of the Year American Guild of Organists NY USA 1981, Musician of the Year Int Music Guide 1982, Turnovsky Fndn Award 1985, Silver Medal Albert Schweitzer Assoc 1998, Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Solo Performance 1998, Lifetime Achievement Award NZ Soc (later Link Soc) London 2005; subject of South Bank Show documentary 2000; first woman pres: Incorporated Assoc of Organists 1981-83, Royal Coll of Organists 1994-96; pres: Incorporated Soc of Musicians 1992-93, Soloists' Ensemble 1997-; co-opted to Cncl Royal Philharmonic Soc 1995-2001 (elected memb); tstee Eric Thompson Tst; memb Royal Soc of Musicians of GB 1996-; patron: Oundle Int Festival, Friends of Young Artists' Platform, Cirencester Early Music Festival; Hon DMus: Univ of Victoria Wellington NZ 1983, Univ of Hull 1999, Univ of Exeter 2001, Univ of Leicester 2003, Univ of Aberdeen 2004, Univ of London 2009, Durham Univ 2012; Hon DLitt Univ of Huddersfield 1997, Hon DUniv Central England 2001; hon memb RAM, Hon FRCO 1975, hon fell Royal Canadian Coll of Organists 1983, hon bencher Middle Temple 2012; Hon FRCM 2000
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