D’Arcy Trinkwon is one of today’s outstanding virtuoso musicians. Widely respected for his dedication to the organ as a concert instrument, his performances in concert series worldwide have earned him international acclaim as a musician of distinction.
Of South American and French ancestry, D’Arcy Trinkwon realised his musical vocation whilst Head Chorister of Canterbury Cathedral, later pursuing his studies of both piano and organ at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and the Paris National Conservatoire. His distinguished teachers have included Allan Wicks, H. A. Bate, Jean Guillou and Odile Pierre (organ) and Shirley Blakey (piano).
His repertoire - one of the most extensive repertoires of any artist before the public – includes all the instrument’s masterpieces, and among the things that set him apart is his mastery of all these various schools of music. In addition to the established works, he has also given many premieres.
A musician of scholarship fascinated by historical performance traditions and musical research - though always wishing to make the organ ‘live’ rather than academic - he is increasingly regarded as a teacher, and his schedule includes masterclasses and visiting tuition in conservatoires.