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BIOGRAPHY

Praised for his 'wonderful technique…with clear-sighted intelligence' (Journal of the British Music Society) and 'incredibly imaginative accompaniment,' (BBC Radio 3) Christian Wilson has been hailed one of the leading organists and accompanists of his generation. He has performed as a soloist throughout Europe, USA and Australia and has appeared regularly on BBC radio and other European stations.

Following a year as Sub-Organist at Perth Cathedral (Western Australia), Christian took up the Organ Scholarship at Christ Church, Oxford where his teachers included David Sanger, Marie-Claire Alain and John Wellingham. He also completed a second degree – the MPhil in Performance and Musicology – researching English pre-Reformation performance practice with the organ, and winning several prizes.

In 2006 Christian was awarded the Nicholas Danby Scholarship and a Wingate Scholarship for study abroad and completed the two-year solo postgraduate course at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart in 2008 where he studied with Jon Laukvik and Ludger Lohmann and was awarded the highest possible results. Since this time he has pursued a freelance career at the organ, piano and harpsichord.

Plans for 2012 include a recording of the complete (solo and chamber) organ works of York Bowen, and performances of Francis Pott’s epic organ symphony, ‘Christus’ in Germany (including the Magdeburg Festival). His latest CD, of English Music for Viola and Piano (with violist Sarah-Jane Bradley) will be released by Naxos in the late Spring.