David Baskeyfield is an English concert organist and church musician living in upstate New York. Mr. Baskeyfield specializes in the music of the French composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Hallmarks of his music are a compelling sense of rhythm, crystalline articulation and a truly seamless soaring legato. His first album features music by Canadian, English and French composers recorded on the landmark Casavant organ of 1914 at St Paul’s church in Toronto.
Mr. Baskeyfield studied law and organ at St. John’s College, Oxford. His doctorate is from Eastman School of Music in New York. Between Oxford and Eastman he spent a year as organ scholar of Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, accompanying or directing their choirs. He is currently Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church, Pittsford, New York. He has received many prizes in competition, including winning the Canadian International Organ Competition in 2014.
Aside from solo performances he enjoys work as a collaborative pianist, continuo player, and occasional cocktail pianist. He has been broadcast on American Public Media’s Pipedreams, as well as NPR’s With Heart and Voice and as part of the daily playlist on the classical station WXXl.