Please join in us in welcoming Roshan Chakane as First Church’s organist!
Roshan Chakane is a South African organist and musical director, currently a Presidential Scholarship Organ Performance Doctoral student at University of Notre Dame under the tutelage of Professor Kola Owolabi.
Roshan was born in Kimberley, South Africa. Roshan has excelled as a performer throughout his career, and has won the top organ prizes and scholarships in South Africa. He has received many career accolades.
Roshan relocated to the United States in 2016, graduating with a Master’s degree in Organ Performance from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, under the tutelage of Professor Renée Anne Louprette. During this time Roshan also received a number of accolades, including 1st Prize in 2016 at The Brooklyn AGO competition, and was also awarded a Biggs Fellowship for the annual Organ Historical Society Conference held in Rochester New York in July 2018.
Roshan is also an experienced musical director, including being the Musical Director at Northlink College in Bellville, Cape Town, and Director of Music at St Paul’s An
glican Church in Rondebosch, Cape Town. During his residency at Northlink College, Roshan directed the musicals Hair (2013), Evita (2014) and Sarafina (2015).
The congregation is looking forward to hearing your talents!