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James Gough, Organ


 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)   Fantasia in F Minor Kv 608 
 Georg Böhm (1661-1733)  Vater unser im Himmelreich 
 J S Bach (1685-1750)  Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541 
 Cesar Franck (1822-1890)  Choral No.2 in B Minor 
 Marcel Dupre (1886-1971)   Prelude and Fugue in B Major Op 7 No 1 

James began his organ studies with Huw Tregelles Williams OBE before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Bristol, where he studied the organ with Dr David Ponsford. Following this, he studied a Master of Arts in Organ Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in 2009, where his principal organ teacher was Nicolas Kynaston. During his time at the Academy, James gained the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists as well as the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching diploma. He was also the recipient of several Academy prizes including the Eric Thiman Organ Prize for solo organ, open to all RAM organ students. He was chosen to play the organ for Elton John’s visit to the Academy and has also taken part in numerous performances abroad with the organ department including Neresheim Abbey (South Germany), Sweden, Denmark and France. During this period, James was also Organ Scholar at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street where he performed regularly with the professional choir and music team for services and concerts.

As a solo recitalist, James has played in many of the U.K's most prestigious venues including St Paul’s, Westminster Cathedral, The Temple Church, St Bride's, and Bath Abbey. He has also given a number of world premiere performances by renowned composers including David Bednall and Diana Burrell, with the latter forming part of London's Spitalfields Festival, as well as a British Premiere of Piet Kee's piece 'Cervus' for harmonium which was performed in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Music. Recent performances have included a collaboration with the organ virtuoso Dame Gillian Weir, in which James performed the Six Trio Sonatas of J.S. Bach, along side a lecture given by the Dame as part of the Clifton International Festival of Music at Clifton Cathedral, as well as recitals at Westminster Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-fields. Future engagements include a collaboration with trumpet virtuoso Cristian Steele-Perkins. In the 2014-15 academic year James put on a recital series at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire, where he performed the Complete Organ Works of J.S.Bach on the College’s magnificent Klais organ.  

James is currently Assistant Organist at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London, a post he combines with much freelance work and teaching.

In association with Cardiff Organ Events.

Standard Price £6 in advance | £7 on the day
Friends of St David's Hall | Under 16s | Students | Over 60s | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion £5 in advance | £6 on the day

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For Hynt tickets, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444. Limited availability – please book early to avoid disappointment.

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13.00  START                                                                        
14.00  FINISH

PLEASE NOTE: Running times are approximate and supplied for guidance only.  They may be subject to change