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This remarkable statement, by Allan Ulrich of The San Francisco Chronicle, synopsizes much of what it is that makes Cameron Carpenter special: not only that he is a dazzling performer or a shrewd showman, but that these are just the first impressions to be had from a diverse and prolific artist.

From Franz Liszt and Vladimir Horowitz to Michael Jackson and David Bowie, the most enduring musicians emerge as revolutionaries in their field, but never stop evolving as their careers develop.  Encompassing the organ in all its iterations – pipe, virtual, classical, and popular – Cameron’s unique voice is following that pattern. He is renowned not only for his playing of the great organ works, but also for his compositions which – in their emphasis on color, secularity, and performative freedom – follow in the footsteps of Percy Grainger, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and Leopold Godowsky.

The result? He is a popular concert hall artist; performs with pop singers like Vinicio Capossela and Bishi; is a frequent guest soloist with international symphony orchestras; and enjoys a career that in only three years has taken him to Royal Albert Hall (London), Melbourne Town Hall (Australia), Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), Capella (St. Petersburg), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Disney Hall (Los Angeles), Davies Hall (San Francisco), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Philharmonic Hall (Cologne), and Philharmonic Hall (Berlin). For playing Chopin’s Études, Op. 10 on the organ; for his design of organs, organ benches, Swarovski-encrusted performance wear and organ shoes; for his original works and improvisations; and for his expansion of the organ repertoire into music from film, animé, and popular culture, he is widely acclaimed.

To say he is “acclaimed” begs the question: by whom? In Cameron’s case, not just by reviewers, but by audiences worldwide.  At his Russian debut at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, he was called back to the stage for eight encores; amidst pounding rhythmic applause at Saint Petersburg’s Capella, for twelve encores. The U.S. Consul General stated that the six standing ovations were the first she had ever witnessed in her four-and-a-half years of attending cultural events in St. Petersburg.

At Cameron’s 2009 New York recital, recorded live as Cameron Live! The CD, the ovations came not only from the capacity audience, but also from the press. The New York Times noticed that “everything (he) did... was meant to show his audience exactly what he was up to, without compromising the serious music he played.”  Of the same concert, Feast Of Music’s Pete Matthews raved: “Are there any miracles left in the modern world? Is the concept of musical genius — represented by flawless technique and effortless execution — nothing but a myth? To all those who question the full capacity of human ability, I have but two words: Cameron Carpenter. His facility and flamboyance on the organ defies description. All you could do was sit and shake your head at the majesty of it all.”

Amid the acclaim, though, it’s worth noting that one of Cameron’s most vocal advocates comes from within the “old guard” of the organ community:  Dr. John Weaver, formerly the head of the organ departments for 25 years at both The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music. In his spoken introduction to Cameron’s first appearance at a national convention of the conservative American Guild of Organists

2012 recipient of the coveted Leonard Bernstein Award, Cameron Carpenter is a virtuoso composer-performer who is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music. With combined millions of hits on YouTube, BBC Radio 3, The New York Times, and other notable international press outlets, Cameron is the world’s most visible organist and the first ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album. Since receiving a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School in New York in 2006, he has given debuts at venues including Royal Albert Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Melbourne Town Hall, Tschaikowsky Hall in Moscow, Davies Hall in San Francisco, and many others. His first major work for organ and orchestra, The Scandal, Op. 3, was commissioned by the Cologne Philharmonie (KölnMusic GmbH) and premiered on New Year’s Day 2011 by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under the direction of Alexander Shelley.

Highlights of 2015-2016 include Cameron’s return with National Symphony Orchestra as well as a residency with SFJazz. Summer of 2015 saw his debut with The Boston Symphony at Tanglewood and also his Chinese debut with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Long Yu. Cameron was also the Artist in Residence at the Aspen Arts and Ideas Festival in July 2015. Previous Artists in residence included Yo-Yo Ma, Julie Aymor and Anna Deveare Smith.

Recently named “one of the best jazz bands in New York today” by Forbes magazine, the Hot Sardines is born of a unique musical recipe: take hot jazz and sultry standards from the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s, sprinkle in the rich Dixieland sounds of New Orleans, add a dash of wartime Paris flavor, and infuse a wealth of vibrant musical surprises that hold audiences captive long after the show ends. Recent highlights include appearances on CBS Saturday morning and Later with Jools Holland in the UK as well as orchestral debuts with the Boston Pops and the gala reopening of the Rainbow Room at New York’s Rockefeller Center. Their debut album produced by Grammy winner Eli Wolf went to #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts in the US and UK.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cameron Carpenter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cameron Carpenter for your next private or corporate function.
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Cameron Carpenter Biography

This remarkable statement, by Allan Ulrich of The San Francisco Chronicle, synopsizes much of what it is that makes Cameron Carpenter special: not only that he is a dazzling performer or a shrewd showman, but that these are just the first impressions to be had from a diverse and prolific artist.

From Franz Liszt and Vladimir Horowitz to Michael Jackson and David Bowie, the most enduring musicians emerge as revolutionaries in their field, but never stop evolving as their careers develop.  Encompassing the organ in all its iterations – pipe, virtual, classical, and popular – Cameron’s unique voice is following that pattern. He is renowned not only for his playing of the great organ works, but also for his compositions which – in their emphasis on color, secularity, and performative freedom – follow in the footsteps of Percy Grainger, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and Leopold Godowsky.

The result? He is a popular concert hall artist; performs with pop singers like Vinicio Capossela and Bishi; is a frequent guest soloist with international symphony orchestras; and enjoys a career that in only three years has taken him to Royal Albert Hall (London), Melbourne Town Hall (Australia), Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), Capella (St. Petersburg), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Disney Hall (Los Angeles), Davies Hall (San Francisco), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Philharmonic Hall (Cologne), and Philharmonic Hall (Berlin). For playing Chopin’s Études, Op. 10 on the organ; for his design of organs, organ benches, Swarovski-encrusted performance wear and organ shoes; for his original works and improvisations; and for his expansion of the organ repertoire into music from film, animé, and popular culture, he is widely acclaimed.

To say he is “acclaimed” begs the question: by whom? In Cameron’s case, not just by reviewers, but by audiences worldwide.  At his Russian debut at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, he was called back to the stage for eight encores; amidst pounding rhythmic applause at Saint Petersburg’s Capella, for twelve encores. The U.S. Consul General stated that the six standing ovations were the first she had ever witnessed in her four-and-a-half years of attending cultural events in St. Petersburg.

At Cameron’s 2009 New York recital, recorded live as Cameron Live! The CD, the ovations came not only from the capacity audience, but also from the press. The New York Times noticed that “everything (he) did... was meant to show his audience exactly what he was up to, without compromising the serious music he played.”  Of the same concert, Feast Of Music’s Pete Matthews raved: “Are there any miracles left in the modern world? Is the concept of musical genius — represented by flawless technique and effortless execution — nothing but a myth? To all those who question the full capacity of human ability, I have but two words: Cameron Carpenter. His facility and flamboyance on the organ defies description. All you could do was sit and shake your head at the majesty of it all.”

Amid the acclaim, though, it’s worth noting that one of Cameron’s most vocal advocates comes from within the “old guard” of the organ community:  Dr. John Weaver, formerly the head of the organ departments for 25 years at both The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music. In his spoken introduction to Cameron’s first appearance at a national convention of the conservative American Guild of Organists

2012 recipient of the coveted Leonard Bernstein Award, Cameron Carpenter is a virtuoso composer-performer who is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music. With combined millions of hits on YouTube, BBC Radio 3, The New York Times, and other notable international press outlets, Cameron is the world’s most visible organist and the first ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album. Since receiving a Master’s Degree from The Juilliard School in New York in 2006, he has given debuts at venues including Royal Albert Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Melbourne Town Hall, Tschaikowsky Hall in Moscow, Davies Hall in San Francisco, and many others. His first major work for organ and orchestra, The Scandal, Op. 3, was commissioned by the Cologne Philharmonie (KölnMusic GmbH) and premiered on New Year’s Day 2011 by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under the direction of Alexander Shelley.

Highlights of 2015-2016 include Cameron’s return with National Symphony Orchestra as well as a residency with SFJazz. Summer of 2015 saw his debut with The Boston Symphony at Tanglewood and also his Chinese debut with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Long Yu. Cameron was also the Artist in Residence at the Aspen Arts and Ideas Festival in July 2015. Previous Artists in residence included Yo-Yo Ma, Julie Aymor and Anna Deveare Smith.

Recently named “one of the best jazz bands in New York today” by Forbes magazine, the Hot Sardines is born of a unique musical recipe: take hot jazz and sultry standards from the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s, sprinkle in the rich Dixieland sounds of New Orleans, add a dash of wartime Paris flavor, and infuse a wealth of vibrant musical surprises that hold audiences captive long after the show ends. Recent highlights include appearances on CBS Saturday morning and Later with Jools Holland in the UK as well as orchestral debuts with the Boston Pops and the gala reopening of the Rainbow Room at New York’s Rockefeller Center. Their debut album produced by Grammy winner Eli Wolf went to #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts in the US and UK.

Cameron Carpenter Videos

  • US Organ Player Cameron Carpenter | Insight Germany - YouTube
  • STUDIOSESSION CAMERON CARPENTER - YouTube
  • The Sound of Tomorrow: Cameron Carpenter in Conversation with ...

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  • How to book Cameron Carpenter?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cameron Carpenter for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cameron Carpenter, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cameron Carpenter or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cameron Carpenter?

    Booking fees for Cameron Carpenter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cameron Carpenter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cameron Carpenter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cameron Carpenter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cameron Carpenter for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cameron Carpenter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cameron Carpenter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cameron Carpenter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cameron Carpenter for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Cameron Carpenter generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Steve Roach, Adam Ockelford, Colin Meloy, Moe BellaGloria and Toby Sebastian. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cameron Carpenter for an upcoming event.

Cameron Carpenter Speaker Videos

  • US Organ Player Cameron Carpenter | Insight Germany - YouTube
    STUDIOSESSION CAMERON CARPENTER - YouTube
  • The Sound of Tomorrow: Cameron Carpenter in Conversation with ...
    Why Playing the Organ Requires a Sense of Humor
  • Cameron Carpenter: Why He Prefers the Organ to the Piano

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