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John Grew

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John Grew is University Organist at McGill where he has taught organ and harpsichord for twenty-seven years. He collaborated with the organ builder Hellmuth Wolff in the planning of the French Classical organ for Redpath Hall. In Canada he is a frequent recitalist on both the English and French networks of the CBC, and has appeared as soloist with numerous chamber orchestras. He was unanimously awarded the First Medal at the Geneva International Competition in 1970, and subsequently has concertized extensively in Europe.

He has recorded for the RTBF (Belgium), Radio-France, and German Radio, and his concerts from European Festivals have been heard on Radio-Canada's %22Festivals du monde%22. He has served on international competition juries, and given master classes at European Conservatories and North American Universities. The art of John Grew is best summed up by a London music critic, who wrote in The Daily Telegraph that %22... it takes an artist of Mr. Grew's exceptional quality to stress the scale, variety and eloquence of Couperin ... he relished the music's gravity and boldly-questioning manner.%22
WIDOR: Symphonies pour orgue
John Grew
January, 2007
Nicolas de GRIGNY: Livre d'orgue
John Grew
October, 1998