Summer Series: Forrest Eimold

  • Old West Church 131 Cambridge Street Boston, MA, 02114 United States

The Summer Series continues with Forrest Eimold and a program of all-Messiaen. As always, admission is Free (donations accepted). 

Forrest Eimold, aged 16, has been described by Corpus Christi Water- shed as a ―tenth grader with the technique and poise of someone decades his senior.‖ He has gained widespread acclaim for his performances of the works of Olivier Messiaen, like the 100-minute organ cycle Livre du Saint- Sacrement, which he performed at the age of 13; he recently completed his multi-year project of learning and performing all of Messiaen's post-war or- gan works. He has also worked with such living composers as Michael Finn- issy, John Harbison, Julian Wachner, and Judith Weir. He has been featured on NPR’s From the Top with Christopher O’Riley in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2015, he received the second prize in the Boston AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists.

Forrest holds the position of Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, where he studies with Mr. John Robinson.

Forrest also studies piano and composition at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School. Distinguished composer Michael Finnissy has said that ―the confidence and assurance‖ in Forrest’s performances of the composer’s piano music was ―astounding,...[but] everything made perfect natural sense.‖ There he has performed at Jordan Hall with the New England Conservatory College Wind Ensemble, conducted by Charles Peltz. As a composer, Forrest has been named a National YoungArts Honorable Mention winner, has been a finalist twice in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Com- poser Awards competition, and has received commissions from the Rivers School Conservatory.