All Hallows Friday Night Concert To Feature Pipe Organ and Flute Duet
On Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m., the All Hallows Church in Davidsonville will host its first concert of the 2012-2013 season featuring DUO MYDO! with Myriam Hidber Dickinson on the flute and Douglas Bruce on the organ.
According to the All Hallows Church Facebook page:
DOUGLAS BRUCE was born in Scotland. Still in his teens, he was invited to become organist and choirmaster at Edinburgh’s Augustine Congregational Church by its then minister, the noted hymnologist Erik Routley. While preparing for a career in finance, he studied with Noel Rawsthorne (Liverpool Cathedral), and obtained the ARCO, ARCM (magna cum laude) and LRAM diplomas in organ performance.
He later became Deputy Head of Finance at the Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland, continuing his organ studies under Felix Pachlatko (Basel Cathedral), Since leaving the world of banking in 2001, he has devoted his time to organ-playing, and participated in master classes under Kevin Bowyer, Gillian Weir and Ludger Lohmann.
Recital activity has brought Douglas 10 times to the USA, where he has played in cathedrals and churches in 24 states, including Washington National Cathedral (which he revisits next month), St. Thomas’, Fifth Avenue, New York; Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago; and Trinity Church, Boston. In Canada and Europe – Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and Germany (where he now lives in the Black Forest) – he has visited a further 18 cathedrals and participated in many music festivals. Appearances also include the universities of Harvard, Edinburgh and Princeton, Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum, and Dundee’s Caird Hall.
Since 2010 Douglas has been organist at the Parish Church of Biel-Benken, near Basel.
MYRIAM HIDBER DICKINSON was born and brought up in Switzerland. She studied with Felix Renggli at the Schaffhausen Music Academy, receiving a BA in music, and with Marianne Stucki, obtaining an MA in music at the Zurich Conservatory.
Currently she has a very active performing career in various chamber music groups (with modern as well as historical instruments) in Switzerland, Brazil, Italy, Austria, the USA and France. In addition she has appeared as soloist with various orchestras in Switzerland, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Egypt. In 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2005 her teaching and concert tours brought her into contact with music conservatories, universities and orchestras in Brazil and Angola, and in numerous cities throughout Indonesia.
The concert is free; however donations are welcome. A reception will follow the concert. For additional information call All Hallows’ Music Director Michael Menne at 410-721-7284, or email email@example.com