Organist: Julian Cooper

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Julian Cooper was born in Aldershot and commenced his musical studies with the late Mrs Barbara Holderness of Fleet. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, where he was a Music Scholar. He subsequently studied chemistry at Durham where he was awarded a BSc and a PhD. He studied organ with Keith Wright and was Organ Scholar at the College of St Hild and St Bede.

 

He won six prizes in the Associate of the Royal College of Organists diploma examinations including the prestigious Limpus prize, and subsequently won the Harding and Durrant prizes in the Fellowship examinations. Although his day job is in the pharmaceutical industry, he is also Organist and Assistant Director of Music at St Thomas-on-The Bourne in Farnham.

 

He has played for their choir tours in Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic and regularly travels abroad to study and play historical organs. He has played for Vox on many occasions and owns a square piano, two harpsichords and a virginal.