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Wilkinson Tom

Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson joined the University of St Andrews as University Organist and Director of Chapel Choirs in 2009. Born in 1985, he studied at St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh, going onto become Organ Scholar of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall. In 2004 he took up the Organ Scholarship at The Queen's College, Oxford, and graduated with a first-class degree in 2007. In the same year, Tom took the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists. From 2008-9 he held the position of Assistant Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral.

His organ teachers have included Matthew Owens and the late David Sanger; he has also played in masterclasses with Marie-Claire Alain, Jennifer Bate and Nicholas Kynaston.

As an organist Tom has performed throughout Europe and in Africa, Asia and the USA. Within the UK he has performed in St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, the cathedrals of Coventry, Salisbury and Wells, and the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. He has also made several broadcasts on BBC Radio 3.