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About Peter Shepherd

Oxford graduate; organist, pianist, conductor, composer. Proficient in both classical and pop
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Peter Shepherd is a pianist, organist and composer. Since 2020 the Assistant Organist at Paisley Abbey, and previously Director of Music at Bothwell Parish Church, he was the organist-in-residence at St Mark's Church in Florence from 2016-2017. From 2013-16, he was organ scholar at Merton College Oxford. He became an FRCO in 2014 as well as also gaining the LRSM with distinction on the piano in the same year. He has performed extensively as an accompanist and organist, having performed many recitals in Oxford as well as Southwark, Bristol and Hereford Cathedrals, as well as across continental Europe. He has played continuo for the London Mozart Players, Oxford Baroque and Opera Dei Lumi. He has studied organ with William Whitehead, James Parsons and Christopher Allsop, and has had piano instruction from Leslie Howard and Malcolm Martineau. As a composer, Peter has written pieces for choir, solo piano and organ and chamber ensembles. His first full-length musical was produced in Oxford in January 2016.

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From Encore customers:

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Jennifer N
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Peter was excellent. We hired him for a small garden party and he didn’t disappoint! We couldn’t recommend him more. Thanks again, and thank you to Kenny who kindly joined Peter for some great harmonies! Thanks guys

Reply from Peter Shepherd
1 year ago

Thanks Jennifer! It was a pleasure to play for you all and would happily do it again!

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Alan H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Very good pianist, read the room expertly and played exactly the type of music that we requested. Would definitely book Peter again for any future events.

Reply from Peter Shepherd
1 year ago

Thanks Alan- it was a great event, and I hope everyone had a good time. Everything was well explained and I got everything I needed. Best wishes, Peter

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Daniel D
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Peter was absolutely amazing! He played our song choices on the organ in the Chapel then on to the Piano with a mix of Classical & more modern all at the great Duncraig Castle. Very impressed & highly recommended!

Reply from Peter Shepherd
1 year ago

Thanks Daniel! It was a great pleasure to meet you and play for you in August, and I hope married life is treating you both well :)

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Eileen (
5 years ago

They are very easy to listen to. Each member of the band is an accomplished musician

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Muge C
7 years ago

Well done! Enjoyed listening to the recording. Look forward to the next one.

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Peter Shepherd's Song list

Bach Organ Works
Buxtehude Selected Organ Works
Couperin 2 Organ masses
Clerembault 2 Organ Suites
Franck Organ Works
Brahms complete Organ Works
Lizst selected organ works
Vierne selected organ works
Widor selected organ works
Howells Organ Works
Durufle all organ works except Scherzo(!)
Various other organ works
Bach 48 Preludes and Fugues
Selected Haydn Works
Selected Beethoven Sonatas
Selected Schubert sonatas
Debussy Arabesques, Preludes
Chopin selected Preludes, Etudes, Scherzos, Fantaisie
Rachmaninov selected Preludes
Prokofiev Sonatas 1-3
Poulenc Trois Pieces
Brahms Rhapsodies, Intermezzi
Various other piano works
Extensive knowledge of chamber music, get in contact for specifics.
For pop music please get in contact- list is probably not helpful!
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Classical, Jazz, Acoustic, Rock
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Audio engineer, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Lyricist, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching
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