Dr Stephen Farr

Postgraduate Research Student

Qualifications: MA, MPhil (Cantab), FRCO, FRSA, ARCM

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Biography

Stephen began his academic career as Organ Scholar of Clare College Cambridge, where he read Music. After graduating with double first-class honours, he completed an MPhil degree on stylistic aspects of the late works of J. S. Bach. He then moved away from academia, pursuing a career in cathedral music before making a move to full-time freelance performance in 2007. He returned to academic life in 2011, and now combines his research for a Music Performance PhD at Surrey with an active international schedule of concerts as an organist, harpsichordist and conductor. He made his debut at the BBC Proms in 2011 performing a major commission by Judith Bingham, The Everlasting Crown. He maintains an active broadcast presence, and has an extensive discography to his credit. 

Research Interests

Aspects of performance practice in contemporary organ music, with an emphasis on the solo works of Judith Bingham: editorial issues in the solo organ music of Jehan Alain. 

Publications

Further remarks on Jehan Alain's organ music. RCO Journal, 2011

Jehan Alain's organ music - some remarks at the centenary on the sources and the Leduc edition of 2001-2003. RCO Journal, 2010

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