David Maw, Research Fellow and Tutor in Music at Oriel College and Lecturer at Christ Church, Queen's and Trinity Colleges, was awarded the Grand Prix Andre Marchal for organ improvisation jointly with the French organist David Cassan at the 11th international organ competition of Biarritz (22-26 October). The jury was headed by Gilles Cantagrel and comprised Francois Delors, Francoise Levechin-Gangloff, Christophe Mantoux and Yauko Umaya-Bouvard. Finalists in the competition had to improvise a paraphrase on two Gregorian themes and a musical illustration of the account of the fall of the rebel angel from Isaiah 14, 12-15.
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