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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).
Daniel has pioneered the use of film as a means of promoting organ music, and has presented and performed in two DVD releases, Virtuoso! Music for Organ, a film featuring some of the most demanding 20th century repertoire, and The Elusive English Organ, a journey through English organ music from 1550 to 1830. He is currently filming the follow-up, The Imperial English Organ, which will continue the story through the 19th and into the 20th century. He has made several CDs, including the first solo recording of the newly restored organ of Arundel Cathedral, and a performance of one of Handel's organ concerti on the Signum Classics release, Handel at Vauxhall.
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, churches, concert halls and town halls – including The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Huddersfield Town Hall and The Albert Hall, Nottingham – and in many European festivals and concert rooms – including Caen, Roros (Norway) and Madrid. Recent ensemble appearances include playing Mozart’s organ music as part of the Mozart Unwrapped festival at King’s Place in London, concerts celebrating Handel with the London Early Opera Orchestra, and tours of France and Switzerland with Kammerorchester Basel. He has been the artist in residence at Sydney Grammar School and performs regularly in Australia.
Born in Manchester, Daniel studied at Oxford University (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, the Royal College of Music Junior Department, seven years as Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral, and five years as Artistic Director of The London Organ Day. He has taught for several years at Wells Cathedral School.
A sort-after educator, he leads masterclasses, workshops and courses around the world. He is the Associate Head of Organ at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he is helping develop the organ department into perhaps the most vibrant in the UK, with regular trips to Europe and visits from the best international organists, and a move pending to new facilities including a purpose built organ studio and £3 million worth of new instruments. He is a trustee of the Royal College of Organists, for which he also examines, and he teaches in London through the RCO Academy.
Daniel has published several editions, including the Easy Bach Album and the Easy Handel Album with Bärenreiter and the Complete Church Organist, volumes 1 and 2, with RSCM Publications. 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)
“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)
“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)
“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