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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Nathan Laube takes up position at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

3:11, 11th October 2017

Organist Nathan Laube has joined Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as international consultant in organ studies.

The appointment will see the Chicago-born virtuoso visit the conservatoire on a regular basis to give recitals, individual coaching and masterclasses for the students.

In addition to his position as assistant professor of organ at the Eastman School of Music, Laube regularly gives recitals at major venues across the world.

He joins Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as it settles into its new £57m home, which opened earlier this month. The facility’s Organ Studio houses a Eule Pipe organ and features overhead performance lighting and a Dante audio network for flexible location recording purposes. It is completely flexible in terms of the set-up and layout of the performance area and audience seating.

Henry Fairs, head of organ studies at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, described Laube as ‘a rare talent and among the most gifted performers and teachers in the profession today.’

He added: ‘His presence at the Conservatoire will help ensure we are at the leading edge of organ studies in the UK.’

Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, said: ‘The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire already enjoys a global reputation as a leading centre for organ studies and Nathan’s appointment will further enhance this. Nathan’s status as an international virtuoso exemplifies the calibre of performers and teachers we are attracting which in turn benefits the future careers of our students.’

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