easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur
in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, theater, and music.
The style began around 1600 in Rome, Italy, and spread to most of Europe.
As a keyboard prodigy, Cameron Carpenter performed Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier at age 11 before joining the American Boychoir School in 1992 as a boy soprano. During his four years of high school studies at The North Carolina School of the Arts, he transcribed for the organ more than 100 major works, including Gustav Mahler’s complete Symphony No. 5. Cameron continued composing after moving to New York City in 2000 to attend The Juilliard School. Cameron received a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School in New York in 2006.
The same year, he began his worldwide organ concert tours, giving debuts at numerous venues. Cameron is one of the only performing artists to make a practice of meeting his audience in person before his performances – often spending over an hour before each concert shaking hands and signing autographs on the floor of a concert venue. With combined millions of hits on YouTube and numerous television, radio and press features including CBS Sunday Morning, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and many others, he is the world’s most visible organist.