Robert Patterson is Director of Music at Francis Holland School, Regent's Park, London, Organist at St Etheldreda's Church in Holborn, an Associated Board examiner and a freelance accompanist. Having studied music at Cambridge wih the organ scholarship to Peterhouse, he then went to be organ scholar at York Minster and completed a Masters in Baroque performance practice at the University of York. In 1999, he gained his FRCO in solo organ playing as the second highest placed candidate nationally, winning the Turpin and Durrant prizes for performance. Robert has given organ recitals in venues including Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral, and recently gave a solo
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recital at St Giles Cathedral Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival.
As an organ continuo player, he has performed on numerous professional recordings including J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion, St John Passion and B Minor Mass. Alongside secondary school teaching, Robert held various organise positions at Hampton Court palace, New College, Oxford and Winchester Cathedral, and from 2005 - 2008 Robert was the principal Organist at Canterbury Cathedral where he played for the daily services, tours, recordings and broadcasts. Currently studying piano with Niel Immelman of the Royal College of Music, Robert attained his LRSM in solo piano playing with distinction in 2015 and has recently given solo piano recitals in London and Portsmouth.