Ensemble & Organ Adjudicator
Richard Moore read Music as Organ Scholar of St John’s College, Oxford, after which he took up a place at the Royal College of Music, studying Organ with David Graham, graduating from the MMus degree with distinction, attaining the Walford Davies prize in organ performance. Richard held the William and Irene Miller Organ Scholarship at St Paul's Cathedral from 2012-2014. After leaving St Paul's, he spent a year as Acting Assistant Organist of St Martin-in-the-Fields. A highlight of his time at St Martin’s was a service commemorating the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II, which was broadcast on BBC television.
Richard took up the post of Sub Organist at Guildford Cathedral in August 2017. Alongside his duties at the Cathedral, he maintains a vibrant musical relationship with Ellie Lovegrove as the Trumpet and Organ duo ‘Illumina’. Their 2017 recording, Illuminations, Dances, and Poems received 4 stars in Organists Review. A ‘technically very confident’ musician who finds ‘fine colours’ on the organ, Richard continues his studies with Bine Katrine Bryndorf, and holds the Soloist Diploma of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he was hailed as ‘a smouldering musician, with incredible rhythmic precision’.