FROM THE CRITICS

“Brilliant performance…Filsell’s prodigious piano technique was clearly evident throughout this performance but always as a servant to the music…[the audience] burst into thunderous applause as they leapt to their feet.”
(The American Organist)

 “Jeremy Filsell’s performance was of a world-class standard…This could so easily have been an opportunity for Filsell merely to stun the audience with his virtuosity; it is further to his credit that above the huge mental and physical demands a live performance of this work provides, his understanding of the music, and his success in communicating it with integrity and sensitivity, shone through.”
(Choir & Organ, London)

“Stunning recital…Exceptional instrumental virtuosity is only one aspect of the unusual musical talents of Jeremy Filsell, whose recording career has taken off with a splendid CD of the music of Eugène Goossens…. Marvelously played.”
(Felix Aprahamian, Church Times, London)

 “I can’t think when I’ve heard such exciting organ playing….a fiery player, one who understands that music rarely wants to relax too much….this is playing of a remarkable rhythmic nuance.”
(Scott Cantrell, The American Organist)

“It is doubly pleasurable when a performer as capable as the English keyboardist Jeremy Filsell comes along…(to) present a charming program…Filsell demonstrated not only his technical skills, with some very difficult pedal work for the feet, but also a keen ability to exploit the organ’s dynamic possibilities….Filsell maintained an exciting sense of forward propulsion to a majestic climax.”
(The Flint Journal, Michigan)

“The piano sonata [of Reubke] is a great work, and Filsell’s reading is superb: dashing, but nevertheless coherent, controlled, and mature.”
(The American Organist)

 “Technically, he’s on top of the game…absolutely brilliant technique, demanding (and getting) enormous respect and appreciation for the supreme magnitude of the achievement [complete Dupré].”
(The American Organist)

“Flawless playing of virtuoso works; performances of which the composer would be proud.”
(The American Organist)

FROM THE PRESENTERS

“From the moment we met at the airport I was taken with his charm and graciousness, which never flagged during the several days he spent with us. His concert was simply spectacular−he executed every nuance of a very demanding program with ease and élan, and exploited every color of our extensive instrument….a distinguished artist.”
(Charles G. Frischmann, Lenape Valley Presbyterian Church, New Britain, PA)

ABOUT HIS RECORDINGS

“Sublime…virtuosity that hides virtuosity…An immaculate recital by an immaculate organist.”
(Classic CD, England)

“Jeremy Filsell gives a virtuoso performance, catching the mood and spirit of the music and using the resources of the organ to excellent effect….splendid playing.”
(Organists’ Review, England)

“Jeremy Filsell is a gifted performer, as a pianist and also as an organist, and he is a most convincing and persuasive guide to this repertoire. He has an especially pleasing colour at softer dynamics…When necessary he is inwardly brooding…or outwardly ebullient…imaginatively and expressively played…excellently played.”
(Gramophone, London)

“In his devotion to Rachmaninoff, Filsell, in this outstanding recording, places on display an intoxicating combination of colouristic imagination, virtuoso technique, and brilliant musicianship – I am sure the composer would greet Filsell’s Symphonic Dances with the same ‘Hallelujah’ he appended to the completed score.”
(Graeme Kay, May/June 2015 Choir & Organ, on Filsell’s CD “Rachmaninoff: Transcriptions and Arrangements for Organ”)