Marlowe Fitzpatrick is a pianist and conductor from Sydney, Australia. He recently completed a residency as Organist of St Mark’s English Church, Florence, where he also worked as a pianist and coach for the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini, as assistant conductor of the Choir of the University of Florence, and as a freelance accompanist, including at the Vicenza International Opera Competition. In 2020, he was offered a place on the prestigious Solti/Peretti Répétiteur Course in Venice, and was invited on the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ tour to Europe as Assistant Conductor/Principal Pianist, conducting and playing in Birmingham Symphony Hall, Berliner Dom, Thomaskirche Leipzig, Christuskirche Hannover, and St. Nikolai-Kirche Hamburg.
Formerly, Marlowe was Assistant Chorus Master and Principal Répétiteur of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the resident choirs at the Sydney Opera House, and played and conducted for many large-scale concert and opera productions, including as principal pianist for a recital of lieder and Brahms’ Requiem conducted by Simon Halsey and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s production of Peter Grimes, under David Robertson and featuring Stuart Skelton.
After placing First in the State of New South Wales in the school leaving exams for Music, he took up the organ scholarship at St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney, reading French and Law. He finished his degree on exchange at the Sorbonne, and was then appointed Organ Scholar of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. In 2020, he was made an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, receiving the Doris Wookey Prize for excellence in the written examinations.
Marlowe is supported by an Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust Award.
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