Rashaan Allwood

organ

Rashaan Allwood is a musician of great versatility. As a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, he has played in a variety of settings, including performances with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Houston Civic Symphony, and the University of Toronto’s Collegium Musicum. As a soloist, he has toured across Europe, and performed at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, St. Nikolai Kierke in Leipzig, and St. Pierre’s Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Rashaan was listed as one of CBC's 30 under 30 classical musicians and was invited to record excerpts of the Catalogue d'Oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for CBC Radio Broadcast. The first prize winner of the Concours d'orgue de Québec in 2017 and of the Canadian National OSM Manulife competition in 2016 for the organ category, he also won second prize in the Wadden Sea International Organ Competition and the Lynnwood Farnam Organ Competition in 2017.

As conductor, composer and arranger, Rashaan Allwood has worked with young professionals throughout North America in premiering his own works and arrangements. The 2018-19 season featured several premieres, including an original orchestration of the Canonic Variations, BWV 769 for baroque orchestra and works for organ and voice on the text of Psalm 19.