Iain Farrington

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. 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. A new film was made using the music, featuring two dancers and video footage of the musicians. All of Iain’s upcoming concerts have been cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future. 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 coronavirus outbreak. 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. He is currently arranging pieces for Royal Opera House, English Touring Opera, editing the Elgar Complete Edition, and publishing his arrangements with Aria Editions. Iain has recently arranged works for London Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra. For the 2019 BBC Proms, Iain composed a song, an orchestral medley as well as numerous arrangements for the CBeebies Prom. He also arranged two pieces by Soumik Datta for a Late Night Prom. Iain co-composed, orchestrated and conducted the score of Horrible Histories: The Movie.

Iain Farrington