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Christopher Bowers-Broadbent

Christopher Bowers-Broadbent

CHRISTOPHER BOWERS-BROADBENT is an English organist and composer and one of Europe's leading organists in the field of avant-garde music. He was a chorister in the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and went on to study organ and composition at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was taught by Arnold Richardson and Richard Rodney Bennett. His made his debut at the Camden Festival in 1966; his first major recitals were at the St Albans International Organ Festival in 1969 and the Royal Festival Hall in 1971. His first appearance as a soloist was at the Proms in 1972. He was a Fellow and Professor of Organ at the Royal Academy of Music from 1973 to 1992, where his students included Kevin Bowyer. He has recorded CDs as an organist and with the Hilliard Ensemble. He has also appeared with Paul Hillier's Theatre of Voices. Arvo Part's Puzzle was written for him in celebration of his birthday. He has composed a great deal of vocal music, as well as instrumental and orchestral works. He holds two posts in London: organist and choirmaster of Gray's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court, and organist at the West London Synagogue. This allows him the use of their Harrison & Harrison and Mander organs.


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