Colin is a dynamic organ recitalist, pianist, accompanist, and teacher renowned for his musicianship, versatility, and sight-reading skills. Colin is very well known in his local area of Leamington Spa and Warwick and further afield as a concert organist and pianist, as a teacher, and as an accomplished accompanist, not least through his long association with the Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir and the Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society.
Colin holds the Associateship (ARCO) and Fellowship (FRCO) of the Royal College of Organists and Associateship (ARCM) of the Royal College of Music. Colin studied as a professional pianist and took lessons on the organ at Chester Cathedral and later at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he graduated (GBSM) and won the Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Competition Prize.
Colin has a thriving private piano and organ teaching practice in Warwickshire and gives lessons to children and adults from beginner to Grade 8 and Diploma level, with pupils gaining music scholarships to prestigious universities and one of his previous singing pupils now a member of the Kings Singers. Colin gives recitals and concerto performances at venues throughout the country as a concert organist, concert pianist and also as an accompanist. He is available for weddings in Coventry & Warwickshire, and surrounding areas as an organist or as a pianist. Colin is also an experienced performer at degree ceremonies and other events.
Colin has recently branched out to utilise the advanced software sampler for a virtual pipe organ known as the Hauptwerk system. This system combines state-of-the-art software along with world-class sampled instruments and has raised the bar for the digital organ world. The system has been installed onto Colin’s existing digital organ console, which means that using the latest virtual instrument technology, Colin can perform on the world’s foremost classical and cathedral organs, and he can bring this technology to your venue to provide both organ and organist for a wide range of musical events including concert accompaniments, organ recitals, weddings and degree ceremonies.
If you would like to get in touch with Colin to enquire about lessons, accompanying or recitals, please use the contact form.