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Accompanists

Vox Cantab is lucky to work with several talented accompanists.  DavidJohn, Tim, and Ian are introduced below.

David Warren

David Warren

David Warren

A finalist reading Music at Robinson College, Cambridge, David holds the Basil Shone Organ Scholarship following positions at Croydon Minster and Trinity School, where he also held a Steinway & Sons scholarship. International work as a choral accompanist has taken David to Poland, Czech Republic, France, and Ireland.

The piano has afforded David masterclasses with Vanessa Latarche, Gordon Fergus-Thompson, and Arnon Erez, while he studies the organ with Stephen Farr. In his spare time, David also enjoys singing with the Cambridge University Chamber Choir and directing Robinson’s close harmony ensemble, Vocal Chords.

John Bachelor

John Bachelor

John Bachelor

John Bachelor read Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was the Percy Young Senior Organ Scholar. He was educated at the Latymer School and the Royal College of Music Junior Department, where he studied clarinet and jazz saxophone, and also gained recognition as a composer, completing a commission for the RCMJD Chamber Choir. He is a prizewinning Associate of the Royal College of Organists, having won both the Limpus/Schinn/Durant and Samuel Baker prizes. John is also active as a singer, as part of both the Fisher and Wilmington Consorts, and as a conductor, having taken lessons and participated in masterclasses with Paul Brough, Neil Ferris, and Greg Beardsell. Other musical interests include close-harmony singing and jazz piano, both of which he uses in his new neo-soul trio,  ‘Running Late.’ Currently co-chair of Cambridge Young Greens, John is studying for a graduate diploma in Economics in London.

Ian Tindale

Ian Tindale

Ian Tindale

Ian was awarded the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards, and the Royal Overseas League Music Competition Accompanist’s Prize in 2015. Previously Ian had been named winner of the Gerald Moore Award, and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize (Maggie Teyte Prize). Ian’s recent engagements have included concerts at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and St John’s Smith Square, as well as at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Ryedale Festival, Buxton Festival, and in France, Austria, Corfu, and Malta. He has worked with artists such as Christopher Purves, Susan Bullock, Louise Alder, and Soraya Mafi, and has performed on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune on numerous occasions; he recently appeared on Proms Extra on BBC 2 with Ailish Tynan.

Ian, originally from Oxfordshire, read Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, graduating with a double First in 2011. Following postgraduate studies at the RCM with Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles, Ian was the Lord and Lady Lurgan Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment. As a répétiteur Ian has worked with Cambridge Handel Opera, Samling Academy Opera, and Ryedale Festival Opera, and as an orchestral pianist he has appeared with the LPO, Philharmonia, and Orchestra of the Royal Opera. Ian is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Samling Artist. Ian gained the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists in 2012; he is Visiting Organist at St Mary’s, Merton Park, and a regular deputy at St Bride’s Fleet Street, Lincoln’s Inn, and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Ian’s recent organ performances include a late-night recital of Bach in the Ryedale Festival.

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Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons

Timothy Parsons took up the post of Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral in September 2014. He was a chorister at Guildford Cathedral and was educated at Charterhouse, where he studied the organ with Mark Blatchly. He subsequently held the organ scholarships at Hereford Cathedral and then at Selwyn College, Cambridge.

He graduated with a starred first in Music in 2014, being awarded the Tony Bland and George Roe prizes for outstanding academic and instrumental performance. While at Selwyn, he accompanied the Chapel Choir in various tours, concerts and recordings under the direction of Sarah MacDonald. During his time at Cambridge, Timothy also held the organ scholarship for King’s Voices, the mixed-voice choir of King’s College Chapel.

He currently studies the organ with Stephen Farr and obtained his prize-winning FRCO in 2013. He has given organ recitals across the UK in venues including the cathedrals of Gloucester, Hereford, Ely and St David’s (as part of the 2011 St David’s Cathedral Festival), Ludlow Parish Church, and St John’s College, Cambridge. In August 2013 he was awarded Second Prize in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition, and the following summer was Organ Scholar for the Charles Wood Festival and Summer School in Armagh, directed by David Hill, during which he played for a broadcast of choral Matins on BBC Radio Ulster. In September 2016 he took up the post of Assistant Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral.