Polyphony Arts is delighted to welcome one of Britain’s leading young concert organists to the roster, William Saunders.
William’s imaginative programming, recordings of accessible modern English repertoire and passion for music education is ensuring that this instrument is conserved for the next generation. He regularly performs recitals at distinguished venues across the UK, Europe and North America, and leading festivals including Oundle International Festival, Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Kings Lynn Festival, Aldeburgh Festival and Lübecker Orgelsommer. He’s also premiered numerous works including Animal Parade by Iain Farrington, and Diptych by Dobrinka Tabakova.
William has released several critically acclaimed albums on Regent Records, including works he’s commissioned and world premiere recordings. Gramophone Magazine has praised his “rhythmic vitality” while Organists’ Review declared his playing as “flawless and so assured that one can listen in the knowledge that nothing will faze him.” In addition to these recordings, you can listen to/watch videos of William playing on his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfROTvkQgeiFG5AfhvF-r9Q
William is also in demand as an accompanist and has worked with the Kings Voices, London Voices and Aldeburgh Voices, plus he directs a number of vocal ensembles including the Buriensi Consort and Prometheus Consort. Furthermore, he’s passionate about music education and is a consultant for the Royal College of Organists. He’s currently working with them to create quality online resources for enthusing people in different ways; the project aims to improve and increase access to the organ and its music in order to create new players and listeners, as well as provide educational materials to schools for music and the wider curriculum.
William is currently accepting bookings for recitals. Find out more about him and the programmes he’s offering HERE