Piano & Organ

Piano & Organ

I am interested in solo performance and accompanying instrumentalists and singers.
I have a broad repertoire of styles, mainly classical,
and enjoy the challenge of learning new works.

I have been involved as a church musician in and around Brixham, South Devon, since 2011.
In Reformation 500 year (2017), I decided to distance comfortable ritual in favour of inclusive worship that addresses social and contemporary issues.
For churches requiring a pianist or organist in Torbay I may be available but I am not seeking a position.

The organ is a curious beast to master with something of an anorak following but can be very rewarding.
For texture and colour it is brilliant but for expression and sensitivity I much prefer the piano.
At home I have a lovely nearly-new Grotrian-Steinweg piano.

music résumé

Here are some piano samples…

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue, WTC Bk. 1 No. 18 in G# minor (4 voices)

Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 37 No. 2 in G major

Sergei Prokofiev: Sarcasms, Op. 17 No. 3 Allego precipitato

Lennox Berkeley: Six Preludes, Op. 23 No. 2 Andante

Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue, Op. 87 No. 5 in D major (3 voices)