William Whitehead has gained a reputation for his engaging and inspiring interpretation of the organ repertoire. His won first prize at the Odense International organ competition, 2004. He has travelled giving concerts in Europe and the US. Recent venues include St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Westminster Cathedral and Berlin Dom. A recorded artist on dozens of discs, he is to be heard as organ soloist in Handel’s Op 7 No 1 Organ Concerto with the Gabrieli Consort. His work brings him together with groups such as the Gabrieli Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Dunedin Consort.
This year’s Proms saw him appear with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Trained at Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music, he is a sought after organ teacher, teaching students at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Previously he has held appointments as Assistant Organist, Rochester Cathedral, and was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music. As curator of the Orgelbüchlein project, he is seeing through a project to ’complete’ Bach’s unfinished collection.
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