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Brett Maguire

Brett Maguire, piano

Winner of the First Prize and Prize of the Audience in the 2005 André Marchal International Organ Competition in Biarritz, France, Brett Maguire held the position of Organ Scholar (class of 2002) at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.  He has performed widely in the United States and in Europe, spending a year in Paris on a Watson Fellowship, during which time he appeared in concert at Notre Dame Cathedral and Ste-Clotilde.  Upon winning First Prize in the 2001 American Guild of Organists/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists, Brett appeared in recital during the 2002 AGO National Convention in Philadelphia.  He received his Master of Music in Historical Performance degree in 2005 from the Oberlin Conservatory, where he was awarded the Earl Russell Prize in Early Music.  Brett has played with the Boston Pops under John Williams, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Hans Graf, and with the Tanglewood Summer Festival Orchestra under Bernard Haitink.  He has been a featured artist in the BOSE in-house speaker demonstration. Brett is presently the Director of Music at Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, MA.

Brett's love affair with the Frederick Collection began when he was twelve years old spending summers in Ashburnham. He took piano lessons with Patricia Frederick and listened to countless recordings of Golden Era pianists with Michael Frederick. By the time college started, he was already steeped in historical performance practice thanks to the guidance of the Fredericks and the instruments in the Frederick Collection.