Spanish Organ Music and Mexican Organs
Kimberly Marshall first studied Spanish music of the Renaissance and Baroque under the guidance of Montserrat Torrent and Guy Bovet at the Salamanca Summer Organ Academy in 1988. She has since developed her understanding of the Iberian repertoire through numerous trips to Spain and Mexico. In 1992, she was one of ten organists chosen worldwide to record Spanish organ music as part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ journey to the New World. Her contribution to the series was the CD recording El Órgano historico español: Antonio de Cabezón (project sponsored by the Quinto Centenario España; Auvidis Valois, V 4645; 1992). This was recorded on three different historical instruments in Spain, including one at the convent in Madrigal de las Altas Torres where Queen Isabella “la Católica” was born.
Kimberly Marshall is widely sought as a teacher of the Iberian repertoire. She has given classes on Spanish music on the 18th-century organs in Guanajuato, Mexico, including the famous instrument at La Valenciana. She can be seen playing this organ in a video created for the Music Instrument Museum in Phoenix In 2007, she was a guest artist/teacher for the Festival for Historical Organs in Oaxaca, Mexico.