This may be the saddest award speech you will ever seemain
The Berlin-based organist Cameron Carpenter has been one of the heroes of the Covid era, taking his instrument around care homes in lockdown to bring joy to lonely and frightened residents.
But Cameron has now lost the maintenance facility for his instrument and will have to put it in storage. He was due to receive an Opus Klassik award this weekend. This is his acceptance speech – the saddest we’ve ever heard.
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Sending best wishes to my colleagues for a successful Opus Klassik tomorrow night, which I will have to miss as we move the International Touring Organ to storage following the disbanding of its Berlin facility. #cameroncarpenter #internationaltouringorgan #musicagainstcorona #savethearts 🙏🏼 @opusklassik @camimusic_ny @kd_schmid @sony.classical @sophiabacelar @alexander_shelley @theresavibberts @susan_slaymaker @bartfeld.orgue @lukas.hasler.organist @thomas_mellan @konzerthausberlin @bbmberlin @buendnisbuergerstiftungen @buergerstiftungberlin @berlinphil @laphil @eltonjohn @editionpetersgroup @boardwalkorgans @classicfm @doctorchriss92 @musical_olympus @futurestopspodcast @felixhell @idenstamorganist @sebastianorganist @juilliardschool @jasonbae1029 @olka.organistka @tobytumarkin @newyorktos @natsuki27 @leonart.music @orgelseite @thomasquasthoff @russell.jackson.organ