Colin Druce, Concert Pianist

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Biography



Colin Druce won the BMI Organ Competition and the Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Competition while studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and gained the Associate of the Royal School of Music diploma (A.R.C.M.) and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists diploma (F.R.C.O.) whilst studying there.

Colin had a successful career in Church music before becoming freelance in 1998, and he still plays regularly at Coventry Cathedral, the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick and Holy Trinity Stratford. Colin has twice acted as organist for the International Church Choir Festival at Coventry Cathedral, working with Sir David Willcocks.

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Colin in rehearsal with the world renowned opera singer Sir John Tomlinson before their gala concert in 2008. Colin's daughter, Alex, is an accomplished page turner!
 
 

Colin gives recitals and concerto performances at venues throughout the country and is also committed to the duo Tuba Magna (trumpet and organ). He has performed at numerous music festivals, at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and at concerts in Budapest and the Czech Republic, and has given recitals at many of the country’s cathedrals, including Liverpool Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral. He has broadcast frequently for radio and television from venues that include Bristol, Manchester, Chipping Campden, Warwick and Coventry.

Colin is much in demand as an accompanist for graded examinations and professional diplomas for singers and instrumentalists, and he regularly accompanies Choral Societies across the Midlands. He has a large private teaching practice, and also teaches at the Kings High School in Warwick. He has also worked as an international adjudicator for the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, the largest music festival in the world with over 130,000 entries.

Colin is married with three children aged 22, 18 and 10 – his youngest son is a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral.