The organ world mourns the passing of Carlo Curley

Just six weeks to the day after dueting with Professor Ian Tracey at Liverpool Cathedral on the mighty Willis and a three-manual new Copeman Hart Organ, Carlo Curley has died  on 11th August aged 59 in Melton Mowbray, his English home in Leicestershire.
Born in North Carolina, Carlo was the self proclaimed ‘Pavarotti’ of the organ world, perhaps the most flamboyant and popular concert organist of all time. He never held a church post, but was one of the few ever organists to support himself exclusively by giving recitals, concerts and master classes mostly in the UK, USA and Scandinavia.
He was very much a link to the great organists of the past striking lifelong friendships with Virgil Fox, Robert Elmore and Sir George Thalben-Ball who he studied with.