Freelance Pipe Organist, Pianist and Accompanist

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Brian Martin  F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., L.R.A.M.
trained at the Royal Academy of Music

About Brian
Brian was born in Aberdeen.
His interest in the organ began at the age of 7 when he vividly remembers practicing at his local church in freezing temperatures.  He studied organ, piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Douglas Hawkridge, Robert Edwards
and Dr. Eric Thiman.

Brian's Career
As a freelance musician he has pursued a
career as a performer, accompanist and teacher.
He has given many recitals in this country and in Italy and  has broadcast recitals on a number of
occasions for BBC 3.

In 2005 he was invited to perform a programme of English music for the Association of Organists
in Bologna Italy.

Brian has recently retired from being the Director of Music at St Mary the Virgin Monken Hadley ,Church of England church after 25 years of unbroken service.    Brian has now moved to Bratton Nr Westbury where he continues to pursue his interest in music.

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Brian at Highgate
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Brian's Recent Project
Recently, Brian has helped to raise money to pay for the restoration of
the rare and ancient 1898 'Hill' organ
at St Joseph's  Highgate London.
The organ was originally installed at the Northern Polytechnic Institute
(a forerunner of the London Metropolitan University).

choir with brian
Brian Martin with just some the Monken Hadley Singers he has  directed seen here on tour in Italy
Oct 2008

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