Pianist, organist, composer, arranger
IAIN FARRINGTON has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger.
LATEST: Iain’s new work Beethoveniana was broadcast on the First Night of the BBC Proms 2020 in July. The piece is based on Beethoven’s nine Symphonies, and was recorded by all the five BBC orchestras and the BBC Singers in a ‘Grand Virtual Orchestra’ of 323 performers. Iain has recently completed an opera for children to be recorded/performed by English Touring Opera. He arranged a set of Ivor Novello songs for Sir Bryn Terfel that were performed by him at the Barbican Centre with Britten Sinfonia. Iain recently performed at the BBC Proms 2020 in the Royal Albert Hall with Aurora Orchestra. Most of Iain’s concerts this year have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future owing to the coronavirus outbreak. A CD recording of Iain’s organ music ‘Live Wire’ has recently been released on Priory Records. Iain’s chamber orchestrations of symphonic works are currently receiving many more performances around the world, as ensembles adapt to restrictions caused by the virus. Iain recently arranged and accompanied all the songs for a new show based on the music of Irving Berlin. The show premiered in March with further performances planned later this year in the UK. Iain recently composed a new organ work for the re-opening concert of the organ in St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna.