CHARLES DUFF, A.C.G.O. PIANIST AND ORGANIST
RECITALS ALONE OR WITH ASSISTING ARTISTES
14 CLARK STREET TELEPHONE 1513-W
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
Charles Duff, A.C.G.O., the blind pianist and organist, is without peer in Canada. He began his musical education at the O.S.B., Brantford, Ont., in 1902, when he was 10 years of age, and spent eight hours a day at the piano and organ for five years. In 1910, Sir Frederick Bridge, world renowned organist of Westminster Abbey, London, England, after hearing him play on the Pipe Organ, exclaimed, Wonderful! Wonderful! The boy is a musical genius! When only eighteen he received the degree of Associate of the Canadian Guild of Organists, being the first Canadian to take this degree. As a pianist, Mr. Duff's technique is faultless, and his individuality at the organ is marvelous.
Toronto Daily Star.
The key shading shown by Mr. Duff has seldom been heard as well.
Mr. Duff has evidently phenomenal talent for the organ.
His registration and tone-building were well-nigh marvelous.
Charles Duff certainly excelled himself in the rendition of the Ballade. He seemed to have caught the Polish character, playing with a delicacy of technique and a perfect refinement, while he threw himself into the composition with such abandon that his climax was exceptionally good.
Drew and swayed his hearers with power irresistiible as it was unconscious. Possesses a peculiarly searching insight into the sympathies of the master whose work he interprets.
His mastery of the manuals and his unerring sense of touch in the manipulation of the stops being nothing short of marvelous.
St. Catharines Standard.
Delighted the audience with his superb artistry.
Niagara Falls, N.Y. Gazette.
The superb organ was heard to wonderful advantage under the hands of this skilled musician.
Niagara Falls Evening Review.
Mr. Duff won many new admirers with his skill and genius at both piano and organ, such expressions as Wizard of the Keys and a wonderful artist being heard on all sides.
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