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George Throup - Organ


George was born in 2000 and started piano lessons at the age of five. In 2008 he became a Chorister at St Albans Cathedral. During his time in the choir, George toured Sweden, Italy and Germany. On the final tour to Germany, George was the organist’s assistant.

George started organ lessons with Andrew Lucas in 2015 and took part in courses in Oundle and Cambridge, where he took part in a joint recital at St John’s College and accompanied Choral Evensong in King’s College as an organist of the Eton Choral Course.

George was appointed Organ Scholar at St Michael’s Church, St Albans in 2016. This included accompanying the choir and conducting in the Director of Music’s absence. In addition to his work at St Michael’s, George accompanied the Abbey Singers in St Albans Cathedral; a choir made up of ex-St Albans Choristers.

In 2017, George entered the St Alban’s Young Musician of the Year Competition and won the Keyboard Category. George participated in the London Organ Competition in December 2017 where he was shortlisted to play in the final.

In September 2019, George continued his studies at the Royal College of Music where he is studying with David Graham. George has performed concerts at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens and St Dunstan’s-in-the-West. Forthcoming concerts include St Olave’s Church, Greenwich in July. He also has a three concert tour planned next summer in Italy.

George has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Northern Ireland International Organ Competition. His career aspirations are to have a performance career and work with orchestras travelling the world.

submission October 2020

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