Carillon

A carillon consists of a series of at least 23 tuned bells, played from a keyboard* that allows expressiveness through variation in touch, and on which the player, or carillonneur, can play a broad range of music**.

Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA)

I begun playing the carillon in 2012 during my time at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Roy Lee. Shortly thereafter I have become an Associate Member of the GCNA. In 2014 I graduated summa cum laude from the Koninklijke Beiaardschool ‘Jef Denyn’ [Royal Carillon School] in Belgium, where I studied performance with Eddy Mariën and campanology with Koen Cosaert.

I have been invited to give many concerts in Canada, Belgium, and South Korea. I’m currently playing infrequently at the Charterhouse School in Goldaming, southwest of London.

*The term ‘keyboard’ is a misnomer; almost all carillons include a pedalboard that doubles the bottom section of the instrument. Additionally, a standard carillon is usually just under 4 chromatic octaves in size.

**A similar definition is provided by the overarching World Carillon Federation, but is less specific about the instrument’s dynamic musicality.