Tubist and organist Scott Vaillancourt is a native of Van Buren, Maine. He graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1992 and received both a Masters in Music Composition and a Masters in Performance from the University of Michigan in 1994. Mr. Vaillancourt is currently active as a freelance performer, composer, arranger, and teacher in the central and southern Maine areas. Some of the many ensembles he has performed with include: the Portland Opera Repertory Theater Orchestra, the Atlantic Chamber Symphony, the Bangor Symphony, the Colby Symphony, and the Portland Brass Quintet. He is the music director at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine where he directs and oversees an active music program; teaches part time at the University of Southern Maine, and Bowdoin College; was director of the band and chorus at the University of New England; is the principle tubist and organist for the Norumbega Ensemble. He lives in Lewiston with his wife and three children.
Sunday, July 20, 7:30 pm: Organist Rudolf Innig
Rudolf Innig studied organ, piano, church music, music education, and musicology in Detmold, Cologne, and Paris. His teachers included Gaston Litaize and Michael Schneider (organ), Hans Martin Theopold and Friedrich Wilhelm Schnurr (piano), and Arno Forchert (musicology). He was the recipient of a fellowship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and a prizewinner in various competitions in the organ field. Concerts, recitals, and radio recordings have taken him to almost all the European countries and to North America, Russia, Japan, and Korea.
Innig’s numerous CD recordings with the complete organ works of Johannes Brahms, Franz Lachner, Felix Mendelssohn, Felix Nowowiejski, Robert Schumann, and Olivier Messiaen have been awarded various international recording prizes such as the Prize of the German Record Critics 1995, Cannes Classical Award 1998 with the Musica Alta Ripa ensemble, and Echo- Klassik Prize 1999. His complete recording of the organ works of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger on historical instruments in Southern Germany and Switzerland has been available on twelve CDs since 2005.
After many years as the director of the Coesfeld Music School, the organist at the local Lutheran Marktkirche, and a faculty member at the Detmold College of Music, Rudolf Innig has worked as a concertizing organist based in Bielefeld since 2011.