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Jeremy is the Assistant Director of Music and Sub Organist at Rochester Cathedral, where he accompanies and conducts the Cathedral choirs on a regular basis as part of the daily round of services. Jeremy is also Director of the Cathedral’s Voluntary Choir, Assistant Director of Music to the Rochester Choral Society, and an Organ tutor at The King’s School, Rochester.
Born in Surrey in 1992, Jeremy received his first musical training with the Piano at the age of eight. He first learnt the Organ with Jeffrey Gray at Caterham School, followed by Stuart Thompson and Gerard Brooks, and later obtained his ATCL performance diploma in Piano from Trinity College, London.
Jeremy began his degree at the Royal Academy of Music in 2010, studying with Susan Landale, David Titterington and Clive Driskill-Smith. Whilst at the Academy, he was awarded the C H Trevor Prize and Gladys Aitken Award, and performed in masterclasses with Olivier Latry, Bine Bryndorf and Eric Lebrun. Alongside his studies, Jeremy performed on two of the Academy’s residential tours to Neresheim Abbey in Southern Germany and played in the opening concert on the new Kuhn Organ in the Duke’s Hall. Jeremy combined his studies with an Organ Scholarship at Methodist Central Hall Westminster, where he played for radio broadcasts, CD recordings, and was heavily involved in the many services to celebrate the Hall’s centenary in 2012. The following year, Jeremy was the Pettman Organ Scholar at the London Oratory where he accompanied and assisted with the Oratory Junior Choir and played for the major Latin liturgies with the Senior Choir.
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music with a first-class degree, Jeremy embarked on a two-year Organ Scholarship at Peterborough Cathedral. At Peterborough, Jeremy performed with the Cathedral choirs in numerous concerts and on tours to The Netherlands and Germany. After completing his Organ Scholarship, Jeremy spent a further two years at York Minster as the Assisting Organist, where he continued his organ studies with Gordon Stewart and worked with numerous ensembles including The Ebor Singers and The York Musical Society.
Jeremy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and holds the LRAM teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. He is in increasing demand as an accompanist and continuo player, having performed live on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and has given organ recitals across the country in venues including the Cathedrals of St. Paul’s, St. Edmundsbury, Westminster and Southwark, as well as Westminster Abbey and Reading Town Hall.
Aside from his musical activities, Jeremy’s other interests include cycling, classic cars and old technology.