|“Powerfully artistic performance!” -Kalamazoo Bach Festival
“...a compelling reading of this great work.” [Widor, Symphonie gothique, Op. 70]
“...one of those not-so-common organists who combines a solid technique with extraordinary musicianship.”
“Elegant, wonderful!... the whole room was dancing!”
“Jeremy David Tarrant negotiated [André] Fleury’s mammoth Prélude, Andante et Toccata with ease.” -The Diapason
“...warm and communicative, technically secure and totally convincing. His dedication to the music was evident in his masterly performance.”
Mr. Tarrant is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music where he earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance and church music as a student of Robert Glasgow and James Kibbie. He received his early training from Betty R. Pursley and Corliss Arnold.
The recipient of numerous awards and honors, he was awarded First Prize in the Ottumwa National Organ Competition in 1997 and Second Prize in the Arthur Poister National Competition in 1998. In 1993 he was a Winner of the Lucille Mehaffie Young Artists’ Competition which resulted in a televised performance during the Kalamazoo Bach Festival. Mr. Tarrant has also been a finalist in the American Guild of Organists Regional Competitions.
Active as an concert organist, Jeremy David Tarrant has performed widely in North America in such venues as the Washington National Cathedral; St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue; St. James Cathedral, Toronto; St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York; and Chicago’s famed Fourth Presbyterian Church. Mr. Tarrant has performed with the Western Michigan University Brass Quintet and frequently appears with the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. He has been particularly noted for his insightful performances of French organ music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but whatever the composer being played, Tarrant’s solid musicianship has earned him the reputation of a first-rate performer.