David Maw wins Grand Prix André Marchal

Dr David Maw, Research Fellow and Tutor in Music at Oriel College and Lecturer at Christ Church, Queen’s and Trinity Colleges, has been awarded the Grand Prix André Marchal for organ improvisation jointly with the French organist David Cassan at the 11th Biarritz International Organ Competition (22–26 October 2013).

The jury was headed by Gilles Cantagrel and comprised Francois Delors, Francoise Levechin-Gangloff, Christophe Mantoux and Yauko Umaya-Bouvard. Finalists in the competition had to improvise a paraphrase on two Gregorian themes and a musical illustration of the account of the fall of the rebel angel from Isaiah 14, 12–15.