Pianist, organist, composer, arranger
IAIN FARRINGTON has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger.
Iain performed in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He played the piano in a performance of Chariots of Fire with the London Symphony Orchestra, Rowan Atkinson and Sir Simon Rattle. Read more here.
Iain was featured as a composer at the Wallace and Gromit Prom in the 2012 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, with his new jazz piece Wing It. Read more here.
LATEST: Iain featured in the BBC Two series Howard Goodall’s Story of Music. He was seen performing Liszt’s Grand Galop Chromatique in episode 4, and also harpsichord continuo in Baroque works in episode 2.
Iain’s organ work Live Wire was recently broadcast on Choral Evensong, BBC Radio Three. His new choral work, An Old Belief was recently premiered in Twickenham, with subsequent performances in London and Belgium. A new work for ten pianos Pianoscape was recently premiered, and Iain has recently completed a new solo organ work Free Wheeler.
Iain is currently working on arrangements of traditional South African songs, a reduced orchestration of Mahler’s 8th Symphony, and chamber orchestrations for a children’s concert. Iain is performing in the BBC Proms on 31st July, in Frank Zappa’s The Adventures of Greggery Peccary.