Pianist, organist, composer, arranger
IAIN FARRINGTON has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger. He performed in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, more here. Iain was featured as a composer at the Wallace and Gromit Prom in the 2012 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, more here.
LATEST: Iain’s orchestral work A Shipshape Shindig was performed in July 2017 at the BBC Proms in Hull by the Royal Northern Sinfonia. It was subsequently performed in three concerts by the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine with the conductor Paul Daniel. Iain orchestrated the unperformed score by Anthony Burgess for the play version of A Clockwork Orange, performed and broadcast by the BBC Philharmonic. This production won Best Adaptation at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018. A chamber version of his Scary Fairy: Hansel and Gretel with poem by Craig Charles, was recently performed. Iain is currently arranging all the music for Streetwise Opera’s Tell me the truth about Love in April. Future concerts include playing the piano in a chamber version of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and recitals with Sir John Tomlinson and Counterpoise.
Gershwin (arr. Farrington) - I got rhythm