Mon 5 October
Leeds Town Hall
Winner London Organ Competition
Bach - Prelude & Fugue in C major BWV545 Listen
Vierne - Pièces en style libre: Lied, Scherzetto, Carillon Listen
Saint-Saëns - Improvisation No 4 Listen
Ad Wammes - Vallée des danses, Triptych Listen
Walton - Crown Imperial Listen
Programme duration approximately 50 mins. Please note there will be no interval.
Nicholas Edwards is the Senior Organ Scholar at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he plays an active role in accompanying and directing the choir. He began playing the organ at the age of 13, and subsequently joined the Royal Grammar School, Guildford as the King’s Music Scholar. During his time there, he accompanied the school chamber choir in evensongs, including at St Paul’s Cathedral.
More recently he has performed as a soloist at the Royal Hospital School, and has accompanied the Choir of Christ’s College at St Martin-in-the-Fields, as well as on tour in Singapore and New Zealand.
Nicholas was awarded first prize in the senior category of the London Organ Competition in 2017 and won the Bach and Solo categories at the Godalming Music Festival the following year.
Besides studying for a degree in Linguistics, Nicholas maintains a busy and varied schedule of musical activities. He currently studies the organ with Stephen Farr, having previously been taught by Philip Scriven and Joseph McHardy.
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