Graham Thorpe is a postgraduate organ student at the Royal College of Music in London where Sir Hubert Parry was Professor of Composition and then Director. He is studying with David Graham, and is specialising in English Romantic repertoire.
Graham completed his undergraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with Susan Landale and Clive Driskill-Smith, winning several performance and academic prizes. He is the Pettman Organ Scholar at the London Oratory where he accompanies the Oratory Junior Choir. Prior to this he was the assistant organist at St. Michael’s, Cornhill.
In demand around the country as a recitalist and accompanist, Graham has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has been recorded on both organ and piano. Notable recital venues include St. Paul’s, Westminster, Hereford and Southwark Cathedrals. Graham is an RCM Scholar supported by a Richard Newton Scarth Award and a John Birch Scholarship. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Organists and recently won the Worshipful Company of Musicians F. E. Smith medal. He is also a recipient of the RCO Peter Wiles Scholarship.
Graham is passionate about liturgical accompaniment and wishes to return to cathedral music when he completes his studies in London.
Musicians’ Company Award: F. E. Smith Award 2017
Page Updated: Dec 2018
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