Pianist, organist, composer, arranger
IAIN FARRINGTON has an exceptionally busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger. He performed in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, more here.
LATEST: Iain recently composed a new work for orchestra and narrator with a poem by Craig Charles, Scary Fairy Saves Christmas. It was be performed by the BBC Philharmonic and broadcast as part of Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2. Iain also recently performed A Mahler Piano Series at the 1901 Arts Club in London, an eleven concert series featuring a wide range of piano music, songs and Mahler symphonies arranged for solo piano. More information here. Iain’s new work for the BBC Concert Orchestra, A Sea Shanty Shake-Up, was performed on tour in China in November. He composed a new work Gershwinicity for the BBC Proms 2018 season, performed at the Royal Albert Hall. Iain also arranged excerpts from Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals for the same concert. He made new orchestral arrangements for the Folk Prom and the Tango Prom. He has recently made chamber orchestral versions of Sibelius 2nd and 5th Symphonies, Mahler’s 4th Symphony, and Herbert Howells Hymnus Paradisi. Iain played the piano in a Proms chamber concert at Cadogan Hall. Other recent concerts have included recitals with Sir Willard White, Sir John Tomlinson, Jacqueline Dankworth and Counterpoise.