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Organ recital - Tom Wilkinson
Organ recital - Tom Wilkinson

Sun, 28 May


St Mary's Cathedral

Organ recital - Tom Wilkinson

A recital by Scottish organist Tom Wilkinson.

Time & Location

28 May 2023, 16:30 – 17:00

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK



  • Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Prelude and Fugue in D minor Op. 16 No. 3 (for piano) – Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
  • Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Free, with a retiring collection in aid of the bursary fund for the St Andrews Summer Baroque Instrumental Course.

About the organist:

Dr Tom Wilkinson studied at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, and was subsequently Organ Scholar of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall. In 2004 he took up the Organ Scholarship at The Queen’s College, Oxford, and graduated with first-class honours in Music in 2007. From 2008-9 he held the position of Assistant Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral. Since 2009, he has been University Organist at the University of St Andrews, and from that year until 2018 he was the director of the university’s flagship choir, St Salvator’s Chapel Choir.  Tom holds a Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists, a Master’s degree in Early Keyboard Performance (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD on the nineteenth-century Bach revival from the University of Glasgow.

His organ playing has been highly praised by critics: ‘Tom’s performance ... was measured, perfectly-judged, a model of clarity, well-registered and authoritative’ (Console); ‘[o]ne cannot but admire the textural clarity and musical integrity of Wilkinson’s playing’ (Music Web International). Though a specialist in baroque repertoire, he is also known as a fine exponent of contemporary music, having premiered music by Sir James MacMillan and performed as concerto soloist with Scotland’s Red Note Ensemble. In 2015 Tom founded the Kellie Consort, which exists to provide pre-professional training and performance opportunities for young baroque music specialists with a connection to Scotland.

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