Organist for Recitals, Concerts, Church Services, Weddings, Special Events and Funerals
Gavin began his musical education as a Chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford. Next, he read Music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he also held the organ scholarship. After this, he studied for a Masters at King’s College London, researching sixteenth-century English music.
Gavin has appeared regularly on BBC Radio broadcasts as an organ soloist and accompanist, often giving premiere performances of new works. He has played on numerous recordings for the BBC, ASV, Guild and Priory Records. His recording project was a solo organ CD showcasing the fine Rieger Organ at St Marylebone. Gavin is in demand as a soloist and accompanist on both the organ and piano. Concert engagements have taken him to many prestigious venues in the UK and abroad. In addition, Gavin has held teaching posts in the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music Tiffin Boys’ School and at Cambridge University.
Client Reviews and Testimonials
Organist Gavin gave inspiring performances of a sonata by Mendelssohn, and a rarely heard Fantasia and Fugue by Hubert Parry.
The Surrey Advertiser
‘The organ continuo playing throughout is of an excellent standard… the organist [Gavin] plays in a controlled and unobtrusive manner whilst at the same time providing excellent vocal support – a delightful conclusion’
‘Organists Gavin and Timothy provide, besides accompaniments, a well-played selection from Wood’s Sixteen Organ Preludes.’
BBC Music Magazine
‘With able soloists‚ mostly from the choir’s ranks‚ and accomplished work by the organists‚ the performances are further helped by a matching clarity in the acoustics and sound production work by Michael Ponder.’
‘performances are excellent, and they are sensitively filmed.’