Frederick Mooney

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Frederick Mooney is a native of Guelph, Ontario. After a brief but intense childhood facination with Patti Page and The Tennessee Waltz, he began piano studies at the age of fourteen and was a student of Victor Togni and Charles Peaker in Toronto and Maurice Duruflé in Paris. He won a Gold Medal at the Royal Conservatory of Music and First Prize in improvisation at the International Congress of Organists in 1967. in 1970 he was appointed Organist of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City and in 1972 gave the first performance in Canada of Olivier Messiaen's Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité Frederick Mooney has performed premières of works by Marc Gagné and Dennis Farrell, has taught at l'Université Laval and Wilfrid Laurier University and appeared frequently on CBC Radio.

'A master at the organ'

Nahe-Zeitung (Idar-Oberstein)

'Frederick Mooney shone at the Gau-Bischofsheim Geissel organ'

Allgemeine Zeitung (Mainz)

'Mooney is an excellent Bach interpreter'

Rhein-Hessen-Zeitung (Mainz)

'the distinguished Canadian Organist'


'Mooney excels in l'Ascension'

'...played this music simply, giving it space to breathe and reverberate, guiding it with a sure sense of tempo and architecture.'

Halifax Chronicle-Herald

'Bach's powerful Passacaglia in C Minor (BWV 582), based on a quiet eight- bar theme, was, thanks to Mooney's extraordinary artistry, a pleasure for the listener;'
(Reger) 'a thrilling performance;' (Tournemire) 'a tremendous ending, a magnificent interpreter.'

Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung

'a phenomenal performance of Bach's C minor Passacaglia'

Landeszeitung Lüneburg