2019 Compelling Calgarian
Carlos Foggin, a Calgary-based organist & pianist, was named by the Calgary Herald as the recipient of the 2019 Compelling Calgarian award for his tireless work in community building, education, and outreach.
A Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and a celebrated recitalist & improviser, Mr. Foggin has performed around the globe on some of the world’s greatest organs. Notable European solo performances venues include concert halls and Cathedrals including Notre Dame de Paris, St. Sulpice, the Kölner Dom, and Westminster Abbey.
In addition to his work as a soloist, Carlos has been highly praised for a nuanced, fluid approach to collaboration gleaned from years of innovative partnership and performance. Equally comfortable with both singers and instrumentalists, his repertoire is expansive and ever-growing. His students have successfully auditioned into opera companies, Canadian and U.S. orchestras, as well as university and conservatory music programs.
Mr. Foggin’s work has been published Organ Canada, the American Organist, Choir & Organ, and the Traditional Roman Hymnal.
In his youth, Carlos studied with noted Canadian pianist Glen Montgomery, his musical approach gleaned from the following distinguished lineage:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Franz Joseph Haydn
He maintains a small private studio in the Calgary area, and is a sought-after adjudicator and clinician in the fields of chamber music, orchestra, wind band, organ, and piano.
Music Director of the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra since 2016, Carlos Foggin, a Calgary-based organist & pianist, was named by the Calgary Herald as the recipient of the 2019 Compelling Calgarian award. Equally comfortable in the opera pit or the concert stage, he is in increasing demand as an orchestral conductor in North America and beyond. When not conducting, Carlos can be found teaching, coaching opera, adjudicating, and playing chamber music. Mr. Foggin is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.
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