Iain Farrington has a busy and diverse career as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger.
LATEST: Iain's group, the Art Deco Trio, have received excellent reviews for their Gershwinicity CD, as well as broadcasts on BBC Radio Three and Scala Radio. It features Iain's arrangements of Gershwin songs for clarinet, saxophone and piano, on the SOMM Recordings label. The Trio have recently recorded a new album of jazz-inspired arrangements of Classical favourites, to be released later this year.
Iain has recently arranged works for English Touring Opera, La Nuova Musica, Bath Philharmonia, 12 Ensemble, Buxton Festival. He has composed a Jazz Cantata for Twickenham Choral, called Then sing we all, to be performed in July. Iain is currently composing a work for saxophone and piano, and arranging works for the BBC Proms and FitzFest.
A new recording of Iain's Animal Parade has been released by the Ferio Saxophone Quartet with Timothy End (piano). The CD Evoke is available on Chandos Records, and also includes Iain's arrangements of works by Shostakovich and Bizet. A recording by Christopher Herrick of Iain's Amazing Grace has been released on Hyperion Records, called Northern Lights. Iain arranged the song I still call Australia home for the Last Night of the Proms 2021, performed by the tenor Stuart Skelton and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Iain played the piano in the same concert, which was broadcast live on international television and radio.
Iain recently composed Switchback, an 11 minute ballet score for a new dance film by choreographer Cathy Marston. It features dancers on location around the world and will be released soon. He also arranged Laufey's song Let you break my heart again for the Philharmonia Orchestra. Iain played the organ at the 2021 BBC Proms with Moses Sumney, Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.