ORGANISTS

DANIEL MATHIESON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Daniel Mathieson is an organist based in Oxford, combining his work as Graduate Organist at Worcester College with a busy freelance career.  He has also held positions at Salisbury Cathedral and Radley College.

After beginning his musical education in Yorkshire as a clarinettist and pianist, he took up the organ and was admitted to Worcester College, Oxford, with an Organ Scholarship.  At Worcester he directed and accompanied services, concerts, recordings and tours, and trained the college’s two Chapel Choirs.  He graduated in 2017 with a first-class honours degree in Music.

As a recitalist, he has performed for the Three Choirs Festival and the Buxton Festival, as well as at Salisbury Cathedral, St. Marylebone, London, and venues across Oxford.  He has also worked with the internationally-renowned Trinity Boys Choir in concert and on tour.

He has studied the organ with William Whitehead, Dame Gillian Weir and David Pipe, and conducting with Jeremy Summerly.  He is a prizewinning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

RORY MOULES

ASSOCIATE ORGANIST

Rory Moules is a British organist and choral director. Having completed degrees and held the position of organ scholar at The Queen’s and Keble Colleges, Oxford, Rory is now Director of Music at Corpus Christi College and All Saints’, Headington. In his spare time Rory is also Development, Alumni & Music Trust Intern at Christ Church, Oxford. As a solo organist recent recital venues have included Keble, Merton and Exeter Colleges. Alongside a busy schedule of solo organ recitals Rory is also active as a collaborative musician, in particular as a continuo player and piano accompanist. Having previously studied the organ with Christopher Tambling, David Bednall and Matthew Martin, Rory currently is taught by Stephen Farr. Rory is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists

Alexander Palotai began his musical education as a chorister in Chelmsford Cathedral in 2005, where he began learning the organ with Oliver Waterer. In 2013 he was awarded the inaugural Sir David Willcocks organ scholarship at Clifton College, where he studied the organ with James Drinkwater and James Hills. Whilst at Clifton he was also organ scholar of Bristol Cathedral. In 2014 he was part of the first class of organists at the Royal Academy of Music’s junior department, where he was taught by Anne Marsden Thomas and Peter Holder. As a soloist he has performed in venues such as Bristol Cathedral, Temple Church in London and St Lawrence, Alton, as part of their international recital series. Alexander graduated with a degree in Music from Worcester College, Oxford, in July 2018, where he was organ scholar. He is currently taught by William Whitehead and is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. In September 2018 he took up the position of Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral.

ALEXANDER PALOTAI

 

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