2019 Compelling Calgarian (Calgary Herald)
Carlos Foggin, a Calgary-based organist & pianist, was named by the Calgary Herald as the recipient of the 2019 Compelling Calgarian award for his tireless work in community building, education, and outreach.
A Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and a celebrated recitalist & improviser, Mr. Foggin has performed around the globe on some of the world’s greatest organs. Notable European solo performances venues include concert halls and Cathedrals including Notre Dame de Paris, St. Sulpice, the Kölner Dom, and Westminster Abbey.
In addition to his work as a soloist, Carlos has been highly praised for a nuanced, fluid approach to collaboration gleaned from years of innovative partnership and performance. Equally comfortable with both singers and instrumentalists, his repertoire is expansive and ever-growing. His students have successfully auditioned into opera companies, Canadian and U.S. orchestras, as well as university and conservatory music programs.
In his youth, Carlos studied with noted Canadian pianist Glen Montgomery, his musical approach gleaned from the following distinguished lineage:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Franz Joseph Haydn
He maintains a small private studio, and is a sought-after adjudicator in the fields of chamber music, orchestra, band, organ, and piano.