Stephen Farr is Organist of Guildford
Cathedral and is widely regarded as one of the finest organists of his generation,
with a virtuoso technique and an impressive stylistic grasp of a wide-ranging
repertoire. He was born in London in 1967 and read music at Cambridge, where
he was Organ Scholar of Clare College. After graduating with first class honours
in 1987, he gained a Master’s degree in Musicology, before moving in 1990 to
become Sub Organist and later a Lecturer in Music at Christ Church, Oxford.
He became Sub-Organist of Winchester Cathedral in 1996 and was appointed to
his present position in 1999. A pupil of Robert Munns and David Sanger in London
and Cambridge, and of Piet Kee in Haarlem and Hans Fagius in Copenhagen, Stephen
Farr enjoys an active international career as a recitalist and soloist, in addition
to his work as a continuo player and accompanist in collaboration with leading
ensembles and soloists.