Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire announces new head of organ

4:50, 16th October 2017

Daniel Moult is to succeed Henry Fairs as head of organ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Fairs will step aside from the role in November 2017 in order to take on more international commitments, but will remain a permanent member of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire staff.

Highly regarded as a player and teacher, Moult joined the conservatoire’s organ department in 2016. He regularly performs throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and Singapore, and will soon begin a major multi-DVD and CD recording project.

His work in London includes coaching young professional organists, and he has edited has several educational anthologies for Bärenreiter and other publishers.

Moult will join 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.

The news follows the appointment of Nathan Laube as international consultant in organ studies.

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