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Accompanists

RICHARD ALLUM read Music at Durham University, where he was Senior Organ Scholar at University College. He studied piano with Barry Maleham and graduated with one of the highest final recital marks in the department's history. He has since been made a Licentiate of Trinity College London, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal Schools of Music.

Richard was a double prize-winner at the 2005 Oundle International Festival, a Hesse Scholar at the 2006 Aldeburgh Festival, and a Finalist in the European Piano Teachers' Association Piano Competition for three years running, winning First Prize in 2008. This led to a scholarship at the Birmingham International Piano Academy, where he studied with John Lill and Peter Donohoe. In recent years, he has participated in master classes with Noriko Ogawa, Murray Maclachlan, Steven Osborne and Andras Schiff.

Much in demand as an accompanist, Richard enjoys a number of exciting partnerships with leading singers and instrumentalists, and is also a founding member of The Little London Trio. Recent engagements have taken him to venues in the UK, France, Italy, and Australia.

Richard is Assistant Director of Music at Westbourne House School in Chichester, UK.

ANTHONY FROGGATT was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral for thirteen years, having previously been Assistant Organist at Guildford Cathedral. He now pursues a freelance career as an organist, playing in cathedrals throughout the UK, as a percussionist, regularly playing with the Southern Pro Musica, and as an examiner and adjudicator. In 2000 and 2007, he directed the choir at Magdalen College, Oxford, as Acting Organist.

He has examined in many countries worldwide as an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, last year visiting Saudi Arabia, Oman and South Africa, whilst plans for this year include visits to Hong Kong and China.

Following the widespread success of Resonate Eternally’, a CD album of music for violin and organ recorded in Chichester Cathedral with the Japanese violinist, Fuminori Shinozaki, a second CD was released in 2007, entitled ‘Flourish Eternally’ on the Akane label. The recording was made in Magdalen College Chapel.