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Leslie Pearson (organ)

Leslie Pearson has enjoyed one of the most distinguished and varied careers of all keyboard players. His performances both on the concert platform and in commercial studios have entertained millions. He has performed in the televised The Three Tenors Spectacular in London, in Munich and Florida; throughout the film Four Weddings and a Funeral as well as in the long running television series Dr Who (14 years), Poirot and Lovejoy. He has also performed in the more intimate setting of Buckingham Palace and in private concerts for HM The Queen Mother and HRH Prince Charles. In April 2005, he played the harpischord at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla at St Georges Chapel, Windsor.

Leslie has been the official keyboard player (organ, harpsichord, piano and celeste) of the Philharmonia Orchestra for nearly 40 years, working under conductors such as Sir Thomas Beecham, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Klemperer, Ricardo Muti and Christoph von Dohnányi.

His sensitive and imaginative continuo playing has received great critical acclaim. Particularly well-received were a recording of Handel’s Water Music with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Muti, as well as three recordings of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: with Henryk Szeryng and the ECO (Philips), Gidon Kremer and the LSO (Deutsche Grammophon) and ltzhak Perlman and the lsrael Philharmonic/EMI. He has taken part in two recordings of The Messiah, with the LSO under Colin Davis and the ECO under Raymond Leppard.

Leslie has written music for schools programming on television, for the London Brass and for a recording of arrangements of folk-songs for the Academy of St Martin-in-the- Fields under Sir Neville Marriner (Argo). He appears as soloist in Organ in Close Up (Decca) and as harpsichordist in A Bach Recital (Classics For Pleasure).


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