Music in Bloomsbury with Organists Online
Organ Day  27 January 2018
1.00 - 1.30

Recital: Nikita Chekshin
(Sponsored by The Organ Club)
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Nikita Chekshin is a research chemist from Oxford University, particularly interested in new synthetic methods, stereocontrol and synthetic efficiency, and applying them in research and industry for design and synthesis of new drugs and natural products. This may seem to have little to do with organ playing but, if you remember that William Herschel (discoverer of Uranus and pioneering spectrographer) was really a professional organist, there seems to be less of an arts/science culture clash.

Nikita started studying the piano at the age of 6 and progressed to the organ in 2011. Since 2013, his organ teacher has been James McVinnie. Whilst at Tonbridge School, Nikita played at services and concerts in the school Chapel and participated in traditional organ training courses, and after moving to the University of Oxford to study Chemistry he has given recitals and taken masterclasses with many famous organists both abroad and in the UK. In addition to London, Oxford, and Cambridge, the venues he has performed at include Alkmaar (Netherlands), Hamburg and Tübingen (Germany), Figueres and Montserrat (Spain), Poligny and Clairvaux-les-Lacs (France).

JS Bach (1685 - 1750)

Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV 543)

'Gigue' Fugue in G major (BWV 577)

Wir glauben all an einen Gott (BWV 680)

Trio super 'Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend' (BWV 655)

FA Guilmant (1837 - 1911)

Finale from Organ Sonata No. 1

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