Michael Waldron - Organ

Michael Waldron began his musical training as a chorister at St Ambrose College, Hale Barns. After a gap year as Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral, Michael went on to spend four years as Organ Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, under the direction of Stephen Layton. During this time he was involved with the Choir’s numerous international tours, concerts, broadcasts and Gramophone award-winning recordings. In 2009 he was winner of the Cambridge University Edith Leigh piano competition.

Having graduated in 2010, Michael now works as a conductor, accompanist and repetiteur. He studies the organ with David Briggs and Colin Walsh and has given recitals extensively across London, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and St John’s, Smith Square. Other recent UK recital engagements include King’s College, Cambridge, Lincoln Cathedral, St John’s College, Cambridge and Worcester Cathedral. Outside of the UK, Michael has given performances at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Arts Centre, Notre Dame, Paris, and Barcelona Cathedral.

As a continuo player he performs with many of the leading orchestras and instrumental ensembles, recently including the City of London Sinfonia at St John’s Smith Square, Academy of Ancient Music at Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, the Britten Sinfonia as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, and Orion Orchestra at The Barbican, Royal Albert Hall and Festival Hall. As an accompanist and repetiteur, Michael continues to work alongside Stephen Layton with Polyphony and the Holst Singers. He has worked for English National Opera, Bayreuth Festival Opera, Ryedale Festival Opera and the BBC Proms. He works extensively as an accompanist, and has worked alongside Emma Bell, Peter Bronder, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Gerald Finley and Charlie Siem.

Recent and future engagements include resident organist for the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, including a live BBC broadcast, the Brahms Requiem with Stephen Layton and the Holst Singers, recitals as part of the Fitzwilliam Museum Recital Series, and St James’s, Piccadilly, and the Oxford Lieder Festival. Michael’s recent performances have also included recitals in Rome, New York, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and on BBC Radio 3.