Pianist, organist, composer, arranger
IAIN FARRINGTON has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger.
Iain performed in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He played the piano in a performance of Chariots of Fire with the London Symphony Orchestra, Rowan Atkinson and Sir Simon Rattle. Read more here.
Iain was featured as a composer at the Wallace and Gromit Prom in the 2012 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, with his new jazz piece Wing It. Read more here.
LATEST: Recent new works performed include An Old Belief for choir and organ, Pianoscape for ten pianos, Free Wheeler for organ, and a choral work Let nothing disturb you. He is currently composing a new work for cello and organ, for the Svyati Duo.
Iain recently conducted his arrangements of South African songs for a recording with the soprano Pumeza Matshikiza and the Aurora Orchestra, on the Decca label. His chamber version of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde was premiered by the Aurora Orchestra at the Bremen Festival. His new reduced orchestration of Mahler’s 8th Symphony is being performed in London this December. Iain is making a reduced orchestration of Tippett’s King Priam for English Touring Opera’s spring 2014 season.