Gaston Arel: a great name in the organ world has passed away
Gaston Arel, a pioneer of the organ world in Quebec, passed away on December 28 at the age of 93.
Whether through his sensual interpretations, his precious teachings or his many implications, Gaston Arel has left his mark wherever he has gone. An ardent defender of the return to the mechanical traction organ, he has contributed throughout his career to the renaissance of the classical organ in Quebec.
Between 1960 and 2009, he performed over 250 live and radio concerts in addition to recording a dozen records, first on vinyl and then on CD. His talent was recognized in 2001 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, which awarded him the Opus prize for performer of the year.