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Daniel Moult, “one of the finest organists of our time” (The Organ), is renowned in the UK and abroad for virtuosic, intelligent and engaging performances of repertoire from the 14th to the 21st centuries. His musicianship has been praised as “exhilarating” (Gramophone), “dazzling” (The Organ), and “formidable” (Organists’ Review). In addition to many concerts and several CD recordings, he has pioneered the use of film as a means of promoting organ music, and has presented and performed in two DVD releases, The Elusive English Organ, a journey through English organ music from 1550 to 1830, and Virtuoso! Music for Organ, a film featuring some of the most demanding 20th century repertoire. As a concert artist, Daniel performs throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and Singapore. As a soloist he has appeared in major series in various UK cathedrals and town halls and in many European festivals and concert rooms. Recent ensemble appearances include playing Mozart’s organ music at King’s Place in London, as part of the Mozart Unwrapped festival, concerts celebrating Handel with the London Early Opera Orchestra, and tours of France and Switzerland with Kammerorchester Basel.
Born in Manchester, Daniel studied at Oxford (where he gained the Fellowship diploma of the Royal College of Organists with three of the top playing prizes and was jointly awarded the University of Oxford John Betts Organ Scholarship) and the Amsterdam Conservatorium. Previous posts include visiting organ tutor at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, seven years as Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral, and five years as Artistic Director of The London Organ Day. He is a sought after educator, and teaches on many masterclasses, workshops and courses around the world, as well as maintaining regular positions at the Birmingham Conservatoire, The Royal College of Music Junior Department, and the RCO St Giles Organ School. He examines for the Royal College of Organists. He has published several editions, including two upcoming publications with Bärenreiter and two recent ones with RSCM Publishing. His articles on performance practice and performance-related topics have appeared in various music journals.
Based in London, Daniel is in demand as a soloist and accompanist, broadcasts frequently on BBC television and radio and has recorded for various record labels including Fugue State, Sony BMG and Radio Netherlands.
“My only caveat was that I wanted more.” (The Sydney Organ Journal)
“To the lay observer, he risks making it all look deceptively easy; but this is a DVD that serious students of the organ will want to revisit for an object lesson in the unfussy performance of some fiendishly difficult repertoire...” (Review of Virtuoso! in Choir and Organ)
“This is eloquently articulated, well-paced playing, which reaches far. Moult’s performance of Purcell’s Double Organ Voluntary in D minor is lovely in its maturity and flexibility” (Review of The Elusive English Organ in Organists’ Review)
“Daniel Moult’s playing is, from the outset, dazzling... the disc is a real winner.” The Organ
“...eloquently articulated, well-paced playing, which reaches far....what pleasures this CD offers...” Organists’ Review
“...Daniel Moult proves to be an excellent presenter and performer...Moult infuses an engaging film with a fascination for his subject, amply illustrated with beautifully played musical examples...his control of the historic instruments is always excellent...” Choir & Organ
“... his sheer enthusiasm for the organs and their music [is] extremely infectious... magnificent accompanying CD, containing definitive performances of works by Byrd, Purcell, S Wesley and Stanley amongst others...the performances...sound wonderfully natural and ebullient...” The Sydney Organ Journal