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GUEST TUTORS

Guest Tutor – Sarah Kim




Sarah Kim is a young Australian organist of Korean origin who now lives in Paris. She began her musical studies (piano and violin) at an early age while living in Cologne and then took her first organ lessons at the age of eleven with Miriam Gaydon, following her family’s move to Sydney. On completion of her secondary schooling she went on to study with Philip Swanton at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating in 2005 from the Bachelor of Music Performance course with First Class Honours and the University Medal. During her student days at the Conservatorium, Sarah held several organ scholar positions at the University of Sydney, St Paul’s College and St James' Church King St. She also performed with numerous ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Chamber Choir and appeared as a soloist in major concert venues including the Sydney and Melbourne Town Halls and the Sydney Opera House.

In 2006 Sarah was awarded a University of Sydney overseas travelling scholarship and became the first Australian organist to be accepted into the ‘Cycle de Perfectionnement’ at the Paris Conservatoire, where she studied under Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard. She then spent a further two years completing a specialised Masters degree in early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, where her teachers included Wolfgang Zerer, Andrea Marcon, Lorenzo Ghielmi and Jörg-Andreas Bötticher.

Prize-winner of the Sydney, Newcastle and Paris International Organ Competitions, Sarah has given masterclasses at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Oundle International Summer Academy in the UK. She maintains a busy performing schedule and has performed at such prestigious venues as Notre-Dame Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Mont St Michel, the Royal Chapel in Versailles, Stavanger Concert Hall, St Bavokerk in Haarlem, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Berlin Philharmonie. Sarah has appeared as soloist with the Swedish Baroque Orchestra, the Oxford Band of Instruments and the Bordeaux Orchestra. She plays regularly with the Parisian ensemble ‘Le Balcon’ and the French National Orchestra. Together with Jean Guillou, she has given several performances of his transcription of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. She has recorded on the Riepp organ in Ottobeuren Abbey and will be recording a CD later this year on the organ of the St. Matthias-Kirche in Berlin.


Details of the Verbrugghen Hall Pogson organ






Built 1973 by Roger H. Pogson
Rebuilt 2001 by South Island Organ Company (NZ)

GREAT C – c"" (61 notes)
Gedackt 16'
Principal 8'
Rohrflute 8'
Octave 4'
Nachthorn 4'
Nazard 2⅔'
Octave 2'
Blockflute 2'
Tierce 13/5'
Mixture V
Trumpet 8'
Tremulant

SWELL (enclosed) C – c"" (61 notes)
Hohlflute 8'
Salicional 8'
Voix Celeste 8'
Octave 4'
Spitzflute 2'
Mixture IV
Dulzian 16'
Trompette 8'
Tremulant

POSITIVE C – c"" (61 notes)
Gedackt 8'
Principal 4'
Chimney Flute 4'
Gemshorn 2'
Quint 1⅓'
Sifflute 1'
Sesquialtera II
Scharff IV
Cromorne 8'
Tremulant

PEDAL C – g' (32 notes)
Principal 16
Subbass 16'
Octave 8'
Choral Bass 4'
Mixture IV
Posaune 16'
Trumpet 8'
Schalmei 4'
Kornett 2'
Tremulant

COUPLERS: Sw/Gt, Pos/Gt, Sw/Pos, Gt/Ped, Sw/Ped, Pos/Ped
Multi-channel capture system and sequencer


Details of the Noorlander Hauptwerk Organ


Installed at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in April 2016, this ‘virtual’ organ has 3 manuals (61 notes) and pedal (32-note, concave radiating).

Available sample-sets:

  • Hereford Cathedral (Willis, 1892)
  • Caen (Cavaillé-Coll, 1882-1885)
  • Arlesheim (J.-A. Silbermann, 1761)
  • Stade (Hus-Schnitger, 1675)
  • Waltershausen (Trost, 1730)