Experienced organist, pianist and teacher based in Livingston, available for all sorts of engagements!
I studied piano and theory with my father, Jack Phillips, and the organ at Exeter Cathedral, Exeter School, the Royal School of Church Music (summer course) and the University of Bristol, where I gained a BA in Music (2:1). Since the launch of my solo career at Peterborough Cathedral, I have performed at various London venues and in churches and cathedrals throughout England and Wales, and on a concert tour of Estonia, including two concerts in the capital, Tallinn. After a number of years in Norway as organist in both Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches, including the Franciscan friary in Oslo, and much deputising work in the Roman Catholic Cathedral, I was appointed organist of St. Mary Rotherhithe, London, where I played the historic 1764 John Byfield instrument, including for the visits of both the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Westminster. As a result of my eleven years' work with the Rotherhithe Byfield organ, I have become a specialist in the English 18th century repertoire 1715-1837, the 'Gorgeous Georgians', and have performed representative works of 31 composers of the period over a six-month series. I am now based in Edinburgh, available for both services and concerts as soloist and accompanist on organ and piano.
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