'Organ Spectacular' - An organ recital by Jonathan Scott
Jonathan Scott enjoys an extremely varied career with a huge following, giving recitals and concertos with Orchestras, on a diverse range of keyboard instruments. Predominantly a pianist and organist, he is also a specialist on the art harmonium, and has a very busy concert schedule, often performing as The Scott Brothers’ Duo with his pianist brother, Tom.
Born in Manchester, Jonathan studied piano and organ at Chetham’s School of Music, before gaining a scholarship on both instruments to The Royal Northern College of Music ( RNCM). With a Countess of Munster scholarship, he continued his studies in the USA and Holland. He won the coveted Worshipful Company of Musicians WT Best Scholarship and Gold Medal, and is a Freeman of the City of London. He has been a member of the keyboard staff at the RNCM since 2001 and an Associate Artist at The Bridgewater Hall where he gives many popular lunchtime recitals to huge and appreciative audiences.
Performances just this year include both solo and concerto work in Taiwan (twice!) with the National Chinese Orchestra, in a concerto for Sheng and Organ, and the premiere of a new organ concerto; in Liege on the newly restored Schyven Grand Organ first played by Widor, International Festivals in the Isle of Man, Latvia, Norway, Switzerland and France; the European Harmonium Festival and organ recitals in Ripon and Hereford Cathedrals. He has appeared with Orchestra’s including the BBC Philharmonic, the Halle, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Royal Philharmonic. Just last Sunday he was at the Royal Albert Hall playing for Sir Karl Jenkin’s 75 th Birthday celebrations, playing Jenkin’s Concerto, “6000 Pipes!”, which he premiered with the Hull Philharmonic in 2017.
He and his brother have released several recordings on the Scott Brothers Duo label to great critical acclaim, and they have received wide international airplay, including a special edition of BBC 2’s “The Organist Entertains”. A recent duo concert at Montserrat Abbey in Spain was broadcast live on Spanish TV and their online performance videos have totalled 10 million views. They are the winners of the 2019 ECHO ( European Cities of Historical Organs) competition to create a performance which introduces the pipe organ to a young audience, by combining animation and organ music and this is being performed at festivals across Europe in 2019 and 2020.
And now he is performing for Goosfest!
Jonathan’s highly engaging style with his own arrangements of classical pieces of music, for the organ, together with exquisite musicianship, mean that you should make sure you do not miss this special event.