|Graham, who has now joined us as Musical Director, is a composer, piano accompanist, continuo player and teacher. Following studies at Bristol University and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, his first appointment was Head Pianist and Musical Director at Arts Educational School, London. This led to theatre work including MD for the 25th anniversary production of Oh What A Lovely War! at Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre and he has toured his own Arts Council commissioned chamber opera Giovanni’s Women.
He was Musical Director of Leeds Guild of Singers, and has lead music-theatre workshops for Altenburger Musik-Theater Akademie, in addition to being much involved in community and education projects nationally. He was founder member of London’s Wigmore Hall Education Advisory Panel leading the Millennium Mysteries Project and music and art projects with the Wallace Collection and RAM. He brought the first rapper to the Wigmore Stage in the Sound Exchange project, going on to lead a sub-regional Youth Music programme, Making Waves, across Yorkshire, as well as founding the Historically Informed Summer School (HISS).
“I am delighted to have been appointed as MD for Salisbury Community Choir and am very much looking forward to working with the choir.” he says.