Felipe Dominguez on the Chilean organ culture, challenging yourself, and the importance of seeking out specialists
Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #102!
Today's guest is a Chilean/American organist, harpsichordist and musicologist, Felipe Dominguez. A graduate of Brigham Young University (B.M. 2010, M.M. 2012), he studied organ and harpsichord with Douglas Bush and Don Cook.
Felipe has pursued further postgraduate organ instruction in Europe with Edoardo Belotti, Hans Davidsson, Francesco Cera and Harald Vogel. He has performed as a soloist and in ensembles in Chile, Argentina, the United States and Italy.
Felipe is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology at Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. Since 2011, he has been the organist and assistant music director at First Presbyterian Church of Annandale (Washington, DC Metropolitan Area).
In this conversation, Felipe shares his insights about the Chilean organ culture, challenging yourself as you practice your 10000 hours to become a better organist and the importance of seeking out specialists of various historical periods and national schools of organ composition.
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