Christopher Wrench is currently lecturer in Organ at the Queensland Conservatorium. He has been a prize-winner at several international organ competitions, performs around Australia and appears regularly overseas as a recitalist, having performed in Austria, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy and Sweden. He seeks to combine his work as performer and teacher with his passion for liturgical music.
Christopher Wrench was born is Brisbane and received his musical education at the Queensland and Vienna Conservatories, and the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. He has been a prize-winner at numerous international competitions, including St. Albans (Audience Prize) and Odense, Denmark (First Prize, 1992). Christopher Wrench returned to Australia in 1991 to become Lecturer in Organ at the Queensland Conservatorium. He appears regularly as a recitalist throughout Australia and Europe and has performed as soloist with the Adelaide and Australian Chamber Orchestras, and the Queensland Philharmonic, Queensland Symphony and Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestras. He seeks to combine his work as performer and teacher with his passion for liturgical music.
Christopher Wrench is featured on the following titles
Christmas at the Sydney Town Hall, presented annually by the City of Sydney, originated in 1978 when Robert Ampt was appointed the fourth Sydney City Organist. Since then the structure and content of this event has evolved into one of Sydney’s major Christmas celebrations.
Light is integral to colour, and musical integrity is often described in terms of its colour or luminescence. Celebrating Canticum's 21st birthday year, composers were sought whose music reflects a particular sensitivity to the versatility of the choral instrument and which celebrates beautiful text.
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Yoram Levy (trumpet) and Christopher Wrench (organ) join forces to explore the very diverse textures and styles of Genzmer, Tomasi, Persichetti, Durufle and Hakim.