David Thomas
MA LRAM ARCO LTCL DipABRSM
Organist, Pianist and Teacher
Biography
Alongside freelance work as an organist, David Thomas is the Director of Music at St. Mary's Church in Sanderstead. He directs the choir for the weekly Choral Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong services. David also provides tuition to numerous students for organ, piano and music theory.

David grew up in South Croydon, taking up organ lessons during his time at Caterham School. He went on to study music and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in July 2016 with an MA in Performance. He was also awarded the Stephen Bicknell Organ Prize. Whilst at the RAM, he studied organ with David Titterington and Anne Marsden Thomas and regularly participated in masterclasses with visiting organists. He also studied organology with William McVicker, improvisation with Gerard Brooks, harmonium with Anne Page and choral conducting with Patrick Russill.

In 2016, David became the first recipient of the Dame Gillian Weir Organ Scholarship at the Royal Festival Hall. David has also held the Organ Scholarship at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square. David became an Associate of the Royal College of Organists in February 2016. He also holds the Licentiate of Trinity College London in Organ Performance and the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Piano Performance.

www.sanderstead-parish.org.uk/st_mary
Future recitals
David's future recitals are listed on:
www.organrecitals.com
Recordings

Prelude in C major, BWV 547, J. S. Bach



Allegro moderato from Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65, Felix Mendelssohn



Allegro assai vivace from Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65, Felix Mendelssohn



Fugue in B major, Op. 99 No. 2, Camille Saint-Saëns

Photos
Performing during the pre-concert talk to Jane Parker-Smith's organ recital at the Royal Festival Hall
RCO Masterclass at the Grote Kerk, Haarlem, Amsterdam
Accompanying the Lambeth Music Festival 2017 at the Royal Festival Hall
Receiving the diploma of Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) from Dr Philip Moore (President of the RCO) at the conferment ceremony at Southwark Cathedral
RCO Masterclass at the Royal Chapel of Versailles, France
Rehearsing at the Royal Festival Hall
Performing to Dame Gillian Weir at the Royal Festival Hall
Performing to Dame Gillian Weir at the Royal Festival Hall
Organ Fair at the Royal Festival Hall
St. Mary's Church Choir 2018
Performing on the Sauer-Organ at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig
Performing on the Sauer-Organ at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig
Performing at Reading Town Hall
Music Tuition
Based in South Croydon, David offers tuition in organ, piano, music theory and aural and teaches students of all ages and abilities.
Initially, a consultation lesson can be arranged followed by lessons to suit the students needs and availability.
To contact David, please use the form below.
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