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IAN
TRACEY
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PR 6004
Ian Tracy Plays Organ Transcriptions & French Romantic Music
PR 6001
Ian Tracey Plays The Henry Willis III Organ of Liverpool Cathedral
PR 1003
Organ Music from St Jude's Church, Southsea
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BIOGRAPHY

Professor Ian Tracey has had a life-long association with Liverpool Cathedral and its music, and with his two illustrious predecessors continues the tradition of an almost apostolic succession. He studied organ with Lewis Rust, then with his immediate precursor Noel Rawsthorne. Studies at Trinity College, London, culminated in Fellowship, after which he continued his studies in Paris, with Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais.
In 1980 he became the youngest Cathedral Organist in the Country, and was appointed to his present position of Organist & Master of the Choristers two years later. Since then he has played most of the major venues in the UK and many in Europe. He has made twenty-two tours in the USA, and two in Southern Australia. The year 2004 included concerts in Notre Dame, Paris, California, New York and the Bermuda Festival, and 2005, Seattle, San Francisco and Cologne.
Ian Tracey is a frequent broadcaster with the BBC and a regular soloist at the Proms. His recordings on the Cathedral Organ have met with wide acclaim from the critics. He holds Fellowships from sixteen prestigious musical institutions, including the Royal College of Organists, and regularly examines and adjudicates. His other posts include Organist to the City of Liverpool; Guest Director of Music for the BBC Daily Service; Chorus Master to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society; and Professor, Fellow and Organist at Liverpool, John Moores University. In 2006 the University of Liverpool conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Music, in recognition of his long and distinguished service to music in Liverpool and of his national and international reputation as a musician.

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CHAN 5048
Symphonic Organ Works
Ian Tracey finds suitably Gallic colours from the Willis organ and he, Rumon Gamba and the BBC Phil achieve impeccable ensemble and balance in the fin...
CHAN 5056
French Organ Works
Ian Tracey has been extremely fortunate to have Chandos engineers secure his performances, for they have done so here in quite exemplary fashion. Indeed...
CHAN 9271
Guilmant/ Widor/ Poulenc
Organ Concertos

'…tremendous floor-shaking stuff that makes full use of the organ of Liverpool Cathedral (the acoustics of which threat...
CHAN 9716
French Organ Classics
Tracey as ever has an absolute feel for the building and the organ… its wonderful palette of well-nigh incomparable soft solo colours enlivens the sof...