IAN KING - BIOGRAPHY
I was born in Hereford in 1962. I was a chorister at Hereford Cathedral, which gave me a brilliant musical education: approximately 12 practices and 8 services a week, including 3 services every Sunday. I was a pupil at Hereford Cathedral school and studied organ with Roy Massey, the cathedral organist, passing the A.R.C.O. organ diploma at the age of 17. I was then organ scholar at St. Peter's College, Oxford University, where I gained a 1st class B.A. in music.
In 1991 I married Claire McDonald and we have been settled in Worcester since then. Claire is a fiddler from Scotland and teaches violin and piano.
We have 3 sons: James, David and Michael; James is a professional musician working in London.
I have been teaching piano for over 25 years. I am also active as a composer and performer, and have had my music broadcast on Radio 3, the BBC World Service, BBC Hereford and Worcester, as well as performing my music at the Three Choirs Festival and with the English String Orchestra.
I enjoy listening to many different kinds of music – from medieval to modern classical, from jazz to electronic dance music - and this is reflected in my teaching work, both privately and at Worcester Sixth Form College
As a performer of my own music I have played at many venues and festivals, including:
The Three Choirs Festival
Upton Folk Festival
Bath Folk Festival
Moseley Folk Festival
Kings Place, London
Malvern Priory (with the ESO)
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Birmingham Town Hall
Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
Fee (30 minutes): £17.00
Fee (60 minutes): £34.00
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