Seb Gillot graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge with a first-class degree in Music. The following year, he remained at the college as Graduate Senior Organ Scholar, continuing the duties he undertook whilst undergraduate Organ Scholar. During his tenure, he was responsible for accompanying the Chapel Choir in, and providing solo repertoire for, services, foreign tours and recordings. While at Cambridge, he studied the organ with William Whitehead and Andrew Arthur, and, fostering an increasing love of Baroque music, subsequently took up the harpsichord with Andrew Arthur and Terence Charlston.
He is increasingly in demand as a solo organist, and has given solo recitals up and down the country. He is also in demand as an accompanist and continuo player with a number of groups including The Hanover Band. In 2017 he co-founded Endelienta Baroque, a group committed to bold and exciting interpretations of a wide range of baroque repertoire. In addition to a wide variety of teaching and performing in London, Seb also supervises for the Faculty of Music in Cambridge. In 2017 he became a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He is the organist of St Cuthbert’s, Philbeach Gardens, the accompanist of the Kingston Orpheus Choir and Musical Director of Cantanti Camerati of Richmond. Aside from his musical life, Seb is an avid follower of Wasps RFC and Middlesex CCC, and spends his spare time cooking and running unnecessarily long distances!
Musicians’ Company Award: 2018 Silver Medal – Royal College of Organists
Page Updated: Jan 2019
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